THE fixing of a new memorial plaque on the cenotaph in Cardigan to honour those from the town lost in recent conflicts is proving a major headache.

A new bronze plaque would commemorate Lee Davies and Dave Greenhalgh, who died in Afghanistan, and Michael Dunphy, who died in the Falklands War.

But a meeting of the town council heard that mounting a plaque on the Grade II-listed cenotaph at Victoria Gardens was not straightforward.

Any new plaque would have to match the ones already in place for those who lost their lives in the two World Wars and be recessed into the granite structure.

“Nothing has moved forward on this for six months,” said Cllr Richard Jones.

“I think the issue is cutting into the stone and all those contacted by Ceredigion Council seem frightened to do it. Unfortunately it is not as simple as just fixing a plaque. It’s a big block and people aren’t quite sure what’s behind it.”

Another stone mason is due to look at the structure to see if it can be done.

“It may be that it is difficult to cut a rebate in situ,” added Cllr John Adams-Lewis.