Work will start on 3 September to repair and renovate the Grade II Listed War Memorial, Gates and Railings on Overton Hill.
The much-loved local landmark was erected in 1921 and commemorates the sacrifices made by the people of Frodsham in two world wars.
The restoration work comprises cleaning and repointing of the existing obelisk and base including repairs; taking up and relaying existing pavings and steps on the new bases; new fixings to the bottom of the stays to the existing metal railings and gate complete with decoration. Names which were missing from the original monument will also be included and Frodsham World War I Working Group has provided a display lectern which will be sited once the works have been completed.
Work will begin on 3 September and continue for approximately 10 weeks. During this time the contractor’s compound will be sited on the car park taking up 2 parking spaces. Residents are reminded that this car park is for visitors to the Memorial Field and Monument. The pathway and monument will be open to visitors during the period of the works.
Frodsham Town Council are grateful for the grant provided by The War Memorial Trust which is facilitating the restoration.
Frances Moreton, Director, War Memorials Trust said, “War memorials are a tangible connection to our shared past creating a link between the fallen and today. It is vital we ensure all our war memorials are in the best possible condition for their age and the charity is delighted to support this project. The centenary of World War is a wonderful opportunity for local communities across the country to protect and conserve their war memorials. If anyone knows of any other war memorials in need of help please contact us.”