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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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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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On 15/08/2017 at 23:40, Bill Thomas said:

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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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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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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On 26/09/2017 at 22:02, Colin James said:

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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I understand some further work was carried out last November and after careful research the World War 2 names were added and paid for by Hereford City Council and a donation from Chris Jones. The RBL have arranged a dedication service at 2pm Friday March 15th with refreshments at Lads Club after. All welcome of course to honour these brave men.

 

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12 hours ago, Tom Smith said:

I understand some further work was carried out last November and after careful research the World War 2 names were added and paid for by Hereford City Council and a donation from Chris Jones. The RBL have arranged a dedication service at 2pm Friday March 15th with refreshments at Lads Club after. All welcome of course to honour these brave men.

 

Good to learn that the remaining names have been added, it looks wonderful in all fairness. 

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