Southgate District Civic Trust (SDCT) is encouraging people to play a part in conserving and protecting our local war memorials as part of a project to commemorate the First World War.
A free workshop in May aims to inspire people to survey and conserve our local war memorials. SDCT want to ensure that by the end of the centenary of the First World War in 2018, as many of our war memorials as possible are in a good condition.
Southgate District Civic Trust, along with Civic Voice, Historic England, the Imperial War Museum and War Memorials Trust are working together with volunteers to record the condition of all known war memorials in this area. Funding is available for the repair and conservation of memorials, but help is needed to find them and record their condition first, using a simple survey.
Anna Wilson, Senior Development Officer at Civic Voice has said, “Southgate is a key area in ensuring the fallen soldiers of the First World War are appropriately commemorated. Training volunteers on how to record the condition of war memorials is the first step.”
Elaine Tyler, of Southgate District Civic Trust agreed, “If people from every area of the borough were to undertake a simple survey of their local war memorial the result could be all of the area’s memorials being in really good condition by 2018 when the real commemoration of the end of the war takes place. We at Southgate District Civic Trust are proud to be doing our bit.”
Southgate District Civic Trust is hosting this free workshop (details below). Come along and find out about the new programme, consider how you can identify and record the condition of your local memorials, learn about the steps that can be taken to conserve them for the future and the funding that’s available for their repair and conservation.
The FREE workshop will be taking place in Cockfosters on Friday 13th May from 9.45am to 2.45pm.
For further information, see www.civicvoice.org.uk/campaigns or contact Civic Voice at or Southgate District Civic Trust on .
To book your free place at the workshop visit: www.civicvoice.org.uk/get-involved/events and follow the links.
Please pass this invitation on to any friends, colleagues or local groups who may be interested in this project. SDCT are keen to involve people across the community.