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World War One tank at risk

Photo: Picture courtesy Ashford Borough Council

 

A UK town council is carrying out a detailed survey on a Mark IV tank given to the town in August 1919 in recognition of the money raised by residents towards the war effort.

Picture courtesy Ashford Borough Council

A council report on condition of the World War One tank, numbered 245 and located in Ashford’s St George’s Square since 1919, revealed ‘the tank was ‘basically stable’ but ‘at risk’ of collapse in the next 15 to 20 years’.

Picture courtesy Ashford Borough Council

An Ashford Borough Council spokesman said: “We are in the process of finding a suitably qualified company to undertake this detailed survey. As a 100-year-old tank, this is a complex process and we need to ensure we find the best company to carry out any restoration work.”

 

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