Workshops to support communities to save first world war memorials in Lincolnshire‏

As part of the national First World War Memorial Programme people in Lincolnshire are being given the chance to access funding to pay for the conservation and repair of the county’s war memorials.

The Programme, a collaborative project involving Civic Voice, Historic England, Imperial War Museums and War Memorials Trust, will see communities across England access up to £3 million of funding, thereby playing a vital part in conserving and protecting their local war memorials as we commemorate the Centenary of the First World War and ensure that those who served and lost their lives are honoured in the right way.

Sarah Grundy, Historic Environment Officer for Lincolnshire County Council said:  “Our war memorials deserve to be treated with the same respect as those they commemorate.  Many memorials in the borough are approaching 100 years old and are in need of some repair.  It’s up to the people of this area to make sure we don’t miss out on the opportunity to conserve and protect this important part of our local history.  This extra funding is only available throughout the First World War Centenary so there’s no better time than now to find out about the scheme This is why the Lincolnshire Remembrance project is pleased to support this event.’

Civic Voice is running a programme of free workshops on 24th July at the Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY, from 9.45 until 13.00, followed by the 7th August 9.45 until 14.30. Those attending will receive information about the First World War Memorial Programme, training on how to assess the condition of war memorials, the sorts of conservation and repair work that can be funded through the scheme, and how to apply for it.

To find out more information about the events telephone 0151 707 4319 or to reserve your free place online visit http://www.civicvoice.org.uk/warmemorials

For more information about the Lincolnshire Remembrance project e-mail Sarah Grundy and Cath Pike of the Lincolnshire Remembrance Project at warmemorials@lincolnshire.gov.uk or telephone 01522 554959.

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