Help offered for war memorials

THE War Memorials Trust was delighted to see information on the In Memoriam 2014 project published recently in the Harborough Mail.

Anyone interested in protecting the metal elements on their local war memorial is encouraged to visit to register their memorial and obtain their free SmartWater.

Alongside dealing with the consequences of the theft of war memorials, the charity War Memorials Trust has a wider remit, seeking to protect and conserve war memorials in the UK.

If you have any concerns about the condition of a war memorial, then please do not hesitate to contact the charity, which can provide advice, and offers grants towards repair and conservation.

We saw the letter published on November 3 seeking photos of war memorials in poor condition.

Anyone wishing to share these with the trust to enable us to assist them in restoring the war memorial is encouraged to contact us on 0300 123 0764, or visit

Frances Moreton,

War Memorials Trust Director.