Weston-super-Mare war memorial restored in time for 100-year anniversary

PUBLISHED: 16:53 08 June 2018 | UPDATED: 08:09 14 June 2018

Weston war memorial in Grove Park.

Weston war memorial in Grove Park.

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Weston’s war memorial has been restored to its former glory, thanks to Weston Town Council.

Weston war memorial in Grove Park.Weston war memorial in Grove Park.

The memorial has been in Grove Park since 1922, and lists the names of 402 men who died in World War One, and 186 names from World War Two.

It features an angel of peace on top of a globe, but the olive branch in her right hand had been missing for a number of years.

Using old photos, a new olive branch was made and the bronze plaques have been cleaned.

Weston Town Council received funding for the work from the War Memorials Trust, with contributions from North Somerset Council and Weston Civic Society.

Weston war memorial in Grove Park.Weston war memorial in Grove Park.

Town clerk Malcolm Nicholson said: “As this year marks 100 years since the end of World War One, the town council felt it was important that we restore to it’s former glory this historic memorial, honouring the men of this town who gave their lives during the war.”

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