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Widemarsh War Memorial

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#1 Colin James

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Posted 15 August 2017

How wonderful to see that the Widemarsh War Memorial has been restored.

 

The restoration work was instigated by Hereford City Council - Ward Councillor Paul Stevens after he had been contacted by local veteran Mr David Williams. 

 

Councillor Stevens instructed stone mason Si Hudson to carry out the work, and as you can see from these photographs has done an absolutely fantastic job of bringing back to life the names of the soldiers who gave their lives. There are over 70 names on the memorial in total and their names are now being revealed once again inlaid with black paint. The restoration work will be complete within the next few days.

 

Councillor Paul Stevens is attempting to contact any known relatives of these soldiers and he has already had some success and has managed to contact several people in time for a rededication ceremony.

 

Widemarsh War Memorial.jpg  Widemarsh War Memorial 1.jpg  Widemarsh War Memorial 4.jpg


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#2 adamski

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Posted 15 August 2017

Excellent.
Thanks for the update Colin.
Hope they find as many relatives as possible.
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#3 Colin James

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Posted 15 August 2017

Si Hudson stone mason at work 

 

Widemarsh War Memorial 2.jpg  Widemarsh War Mamorial 3.jpg


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#4 Ubique

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Posted 15 August 2017

Well done Cllr Stevens and everybody involved .

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Posted 15 August 2017

The names on this WM are recorded on " War Memorials on line " and search for Holmer Widemarsh Park or Ref WMO151049
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#6 Bill Thomas

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Posted 15 August 2017

This is a lovely article and refreshing to read some good news.


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#7 Mick

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Posted 15 August 2017

This is a lovely article and refreshing to read some good news.

 

Indeed Bill. The stone mason has done some nice restoration, well done to all involved and for Cllr Stevens for actioning it all.


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#8 Rebecca Morrison

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Posted 16 August 2017

Well done to all those people that made this possible. Lovely to see this memorial restored to its original condition and the names of those people who gave the ultimate sacrifice revealed and honoured once again. 


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#9 Irena Sulecka

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Posted 16 August 2017

The stone mason has done an excellent job of restoring this memorial. Thank you to Cllr Stevens for organising this work.


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#10 Colin James

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Posted 26 September 2017

The re-dedication service is to take place on Friday 20th October.

 

The vicar of Holmer will perform the service.

 

There will be family members, and representatives of from the SAS, British Legion and Salvation Army. Local school children will lay poppies and refreshments will be provided at the Lads Club, everyone is welcome.


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#11 Mick

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Posted 27 September 2017

The re-dedication service is to take place on Friday 20th October.

 

The vicar of Holmer will perform the service.

 

There will be family members, and representatives of from the SAS, British Legion and Salvation Army. Local school children will lay poppies and refreshments will be provided at the Lads Club, everyone is welcome.

Thank you for the update. I hope to be able to attend.


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