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There is a tree and commemorative plaque on the factory site but it does not carry the names of the victims and can only be visited by appointment.

It seems the wishes of relatives of the victims, who have previously asked for a public memorial, are to be met.

NSK Europe, as Ransome and Marles is now, has offered to provide a memorial that could be installed in the parish church.

It is fitting that the company should make the offer as the 70th anniversary of the tragedy approaches.

The memorial, in the form of a large chrome-plated bearing, will feature the names of those killed in the air raid.

An official request for it to be on permanent display in the church ought to be a formality.

Newark has a deserved reputation for supporting the military, vividly demonstrated back in March by the magnificent turn-out for the homecoming parade of the Mercian Regiment at the end of a tour of Afghanistan.

The Memorial To The Fallen in Newark Cemetery and the War Memorial outside the parish church offer poignant reminders of the sacrifice the town has made in defence of the country.

Those killed at Ransome and Marles are no less deserving of acknowledgement with a memorial at which everyone can pay their respects.



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