by Irene Seijo
On the 17th October Civic Voice ran a workshop at Lenham Community Hall to encourage volunteers to take part in a project to record the condition of all the war memorials in their local area. This is part of a partnership with the War
Memorials Trust, Historic England and the Imperial War Museum. The aim of the day was to teach participants to fill in an online condition survey on War Memorials Online - who are seeking to create the UK’s most comprehensive understanding of the condition of all the war memorials. War Memorials Online is run by War Memorials Trust with the support of Historic England. The aim is to identify those war memorials that need assistance with repair and conservation. The War Memorials Trust is receiving up to £3 million to support grants and conservation advice from the Department of Culture, Media & Sport.
Ramsgate has nearly 100 war memorials – possibly more, and most of these have not been yet been surveyed in terms of their current condition. We need volunteers to help with this task to ensure at risk memorials can be found before it is too late.