Published on 21.08.2014

Town Council receive grant funding towards costs of repairs to the Alnwick War Memorial

Alnwick Town Council are pleased to announce that their grant application to the War Memorials Trust (WMT) has been successful and the Alnwick War Memorial will benefit from a grant of £7,165 from the Grants for War Memorials scheme (jointly funded by English Heritage and The Wolfson Foundation for the repair and conservation of freestanding war memorials in England. The money, together with a contribution from Alnwick Town Council itself, will enable essential repairs and restoration work to be carried out on the War Memorial needed due mainly to weathering – an inevitable part of the history of all memorials.  The work is expected to start in September.

Alnwick Town Council, who have responsibility for the war memorial, submitted a War Memorials grant application after they had a Condition Survey done in April 2014.  This identified a number of areas of repair and conservation that needed to be carried out to maintain the memorial for future generations.  The work to the memorial is one of a number of activities the Town Council will undertake to commemorate WWI over the next four years.

Bill Grisdale, Mayor of Alnwick, commenting on the award of the grant said, “the War Memorial is a key local landmark and as such is visible from many public viewpoints.  As the focus of each Remembrance Day service, Alnwick Town Council felt it was important that the memorial had this vital repair work undertaken, so we are delighted to have been awarded this grant.  We feel sure that the proposed restoration work will be welcomed, particularly with the centenary of the start of WWI”.

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