CONCERN has been raised about the fate of the Boer War memorial in Queen's Park.
It follows the controversy over council plans to move Crewe's main war memorial from Market Square to Municipal Square.
Erected in 1903, the Boer War memorial lists everyone from the town who fought in South Africa between 1899 and 1902, most of the names coming from the Crewe Works Volunteer Force which served with the 2nd Cheshire Royal Engineers.
Unlike its counterpart in the town centre, the Boer memorial is listed by English Heritage.
But as Queen's Park is subject to a multi-million pound development project, some are wondering what the future holds for the monument.
Amateur historian Fred Fox, 75, of Darley Avenue, said: 'The Boer memorial is important because a lot of the names on it are those of migrant Welsh workers who came to Crewe to work on the railway.
If there any plans to move the Boer War memorial, there will be all hell to pay.'
Cllr Joy Bratherton, an amateur historian, who is working with veterans to finalise plans for the location of Crewe war memorial, denied there was any possibility of the Boer memorial also being moved.
She said: 'It would be a travesty to move it because the current location is so beautiful. We believe our plans for the town centre memorial will put it in a place on a par with the park.'