A WAR memorial which fell into disrepair was restored in time for Armistice Day.

Yoker residents got to see the refurbished cenotaph at Lady Anne Park brought back to its former glory at a Remembrance service on the morning of Friday, November 11.

Both Glasgow City Council’s Parks Development programme and The War Memorial’s Trust helped to fund the restoration work, which included 25 metres of repointing work.

The monument was also steam-cleaned, the base removed and reset to its original quality, and a patterned rail was put in to secure any commemorative wreaths locals may lay.

At 11am, on the day, Yoker residents held a Remembrance service for all those who served in the Great War, and the conflicts since.

It is also set to be used to mark the centenary of the end of World War One conflict in 2018.

Bill Kidd MSP praised the local authority and the trust for their “very welcome financial assistance” in getting the work done, having requested it to be restored six months previously.

He said: “We are very pleased to have assisted in getting the restoration of this important community memorial, which has been completed in under six months, allowing those with family connections to commemorate both the war and the heavy price paid by those held dear by our families.

Lord Provost Sadie Docherty: “We were delighted to restore the Yoker War Memorial in Lady Anne Park, all the more so at this time of remembrance.

“I am sure all visitors to the monument created in recognition to the extraordinary sacrifice of the city in the First World War will recognise what a great job has been done in the restoration of the memorial.”

The monument was erected in 1921 and originally commemorated the 60 Yoker-born servicemen who lost their lives fighting in World War One. It was designed by sculptor Messr. Scott Rae, according to local records.