Remembrance Day: War memorials to be restored in Havering

PUBLISHED: 15:59 11 November 2013 | UPDATED: 15:59 11 November 2013

War memorials in Havering will be restored after the council announced it has received £86,000 for the work.

Work will begin shortly on the Harold Hill, Upminster, Rainham, Romford and Hornchurch memorials, and be completed in the spring.

The funding comes from Veolia North Thames Trust and is part of the council’s commitment to commemorate those who died during conflict.

Council leader, Cllr Michael White, said: “War memorials have a special place within our communities, they give us somewhere to go and pay our respects to those who have served and given their lives for us.

“Being able to restore them to their former glory is only right and will mean a great deal to so many people.”

The work will include cleaning the memorials, repainting, repairing and paving cracked stone and redoing brickwork where needed.

Cllr Andrew Curtin, Cabinet Member for culture, towns and communities, said: “We will be restoring the memorials as part of a bigger programme of work to mark the centenary of the First World War, which will include museum, archive, library, educational and arts projects.”

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