Chelmsford Council upgrades city’s war memorials

CHELMSFORD City Council says it is continuing its mission to refurbish its war memorials.

The 96-year-old memorial outside the Civic Centre in Duke Street as ‘completely restored’ in time for this weekend’s Remembrance Service, said the authority.

The council commissioned Bakers of Danbury Ltd to steam clean the memorial, while stonemasons carried out a ‘complete repointing of the cenotaph, square plinth and stepped base’.

Work is now being carried out on the memorial at St John’s Evangelist Church on Moulsham Street.

The council said the memorial was being cleaned and recurved. The works should be completed within 12 weeks.

Nick Eveleigh, chief executive of the city council, said it was ‘completely committed’ to keeping the memorials fresh and that the work done so far was ‘amazing’.


Charles Thomson

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