Shildon War Memorial Restoration and Repair
Posted on April 10 2018
Shildon War Memorial receives a funding boost from the War Memorial Trust Grant Scheme
The Shildon War Memorial located on Church Street will benefit from a grant of £4,470.00 from the War Memorials Trust Grant Scheme. However the project required extra financial support to enable it to go ahead and this was supported by Cllrs. Henry Nicholson and Shirley Quinn through their AAP Neighbourhood Budget.
The grant money will assist with essential repairs and restoration to the War Memorial to take place which will enable replacement of damaged Kerb Stones, overall general repairs to the lime mortar ensuring traditional methods and products are used. Finally all stone work will be hand cleaned to ensure no damage is incurred. There will be repairs to the iron railings and further restoration of the metal work including plaques and lettering. This work will be concluded by full hand cleaning of all metal work, and an application of renaissance wax to help to protect the bronze work on the War Memorial ensuring it is clean, safe and secure for future generations.
Frances Moreton, Director, War Memorials Trust said, “War Memorials are a tangible connection to our shared past creating a link between the fallen and today. It is vital we ensure all our War Memorials are in the best possible condition for their age and the charity is delighted to support this project.”
If you require any further information please contact Shildon Town Council on 01388 772563