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Havering council’s war memorial restoration begins

16:36 01 April 2014

A contractor shows Cllr Andrew Curtin one of the Romford war memorials which will be restored

A contractor shows Cllr Andrew Curtin one of the Romford war memorials which will be restored

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Restoration work on the five main war memorials in Havering began this week as part of the council’s commitment to marking the centenary of the first world war.

Havering council received £86,200 funding from Veolia North Thames Trust, which will go towards restoring the war memorials in Harold Hill, Upminster, Rainham, Romford and Hornchurch.

The restoration will include careful cleaning of the memorials, repairing and replacing the paving stone and redoing brick work if necessary.

Cllr Andrew Curtin, Cabinet member for culture, towns and communities, said:“These war memorials have an incredibly important place in our lives and in our hearts, as they allow us to remember and honour those who have given their lives for our country.

“This is also part of a bigger programme of work to mark the centenary of the First World War over the next four years. This includes working with libraries and Havering Museum on showcasing their archives, and hosting educational and arts projects.”

The work is due to be completed in May with events held to unveil the restored memorials.

For information about the events and activities in commemoration of WW1 in the borough, visit www.havering.gov.uk/ww1

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