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Have your say on war memorial restoration project

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 15:41

HISTORIC England has pledged to protect 2,500 war memorials by 2018 and wants to hear from Isle of Wight who can put their local war memorials forward for listing.
Bembridge war memorial was one of hundreds across the country to be listed over the last year as Historic England makes a drive to protect memorials to mark the centenary of the First World War.
A spokesperson said: "This is all part of a wider partnership we have forged with War Memorials Trust, Civic Voice and the Imperial War Museums to help communities discover, care for and conserve their local war memorials.
"Working with enthusiastic volunteers across the country, the programme is providing up to £2million in grants for war memorial repair and conservation and hundreds of workshops to teach people how to record their memorials and put them forward for listing.
"Our goal is to see as many war memorials as possible are in a fitting condition for the centenary, and they remain cherished local landmarks for generations to come.
"Built by communities in the years following the conflict, war memorials are a poignant, physical reminder of the sacrifices and loss the First World War brought about.
"One hundred years on, it is time to come together again to ensure our memorials are in good condition, and properly recognised by listing where appropriate."
For more information on listing, visit www.historicengland.org.uk/listingwarmemorials.

 


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