Early November saw a small group of DTA apprentices help with the creation and painting of new railings for the Malton and Norton War Memorial, which has been jointly organised with the Malton and Norton Rotary.
Recently completed apprentice Jacob Biggs, who in October received a DTA Apprentice of the Year Award, worked on the manufacture of the railings at his employer TWS Fabrication at their base in Leavening. He was then involved with installing them at the War Memorial site on York Road, Malton. This shows invaluable work that recently completed apprentices are doing and how they are real assets to their employers.
Once the railings had been installed and welded on site at TWS Fabrication, DTA's Apprentice Council became involved with painting the pre-galvanised railings. Part of the Council's aims are to volunteer within the local community, and gives them extra skills they can apply towards their Apprenticeship.
DTA would also like to say thank you to R Yates and Sons of Malton, who split the cost of the painting materials with DTA to allow the apprentices to have the railings ready for Remembrance Sunday on the 11th November.
From this poignant year, DTA are looking to adopt the remembrance of a Malton apprentice who died aged just 17 in the First World War, who is listed on the memorial, Rex Fowles. This will serve as a constant reminder to all the apprentices of the sacrifice of previous generations.