A Lancashire village this week celebrated the arrival of a brand new war memorial.
The granite structure was carefully lifted from the back of a truck, before being set in place in a special memorial garden.
And Chairman of Hutton Parish Council Tom Hastewell described the memorial as “fantastic”.
The 1.9 tonne stone was cut, engraved and polished in Scotland, about 185 miles from its new home in Hutton.
Mr Hastewell said: “For a small village of 1,000 homes and 14 people who were killed during two world wars, we believe it is very appropriate.
“And the location we have got for it, we believe, suits it and as councillors we couldn’t be happier with what we’ve seen.
“I sincerely hope it will be a fitting tribute.
“On November 11 the families of the deceased service personnel will turn up and we hope that when they see what we’ve done for their relatives they will be blown away by it.”
The memorial, which displays both the Lancashire rose and the Hutton crest, was delivered ahead of a dedication service on November 11.
Mr Hastewell said: “What sacrifice can you make for your country more than actually giving your life for it?
“The anniversary of the First World War is next year and we wanted our garden looking at its best by that time, so we thought this was a good time to get it done.
“These individuals may well have died in foreign lands, or at sea, but to have a memorial in their place of birth, we feel, is so important.”
More than 80 people are expected to go to the service on November 11, from 10.30am.