Anna Wilson of CIVIC VOICE writes, “It is over two years since the Prime Minister announced a national programme to survey and restore many of the country’s First World War memorials and about 18 months since the First World War Memorials Programme began. Since then, dozens of workshops have been held across the country to inspire action and encourage communities to save their local war memorial. Did you know it is estimated that 10,000 war memorials are at risk? Did you know that there is no complete database of all the country’s war memorials and their current condition? We want to change this. Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement, is running a free workshop at Nottingham Central Library, Angel Row, Nottingham NG1 6HP on February 1st 2017, 9.45am – 1pm. Come and find out more about the programme and how you can identify and record the condition of your local war memorials.”
From the workshop you will gain:
- Background information about the programme
- Training to undertake a simple condition survey.
- Training on how to record survey results on the War Memorials Online website
- Information about funding for war memorial repairs and conservation
- A resource pack containing all the necessary information to get you started.
To reserve your free place at the workshop visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/war-memorials-condition-survey-workshop-nottingham-tickets-28329994777 or contact Civic Voice on 0151 707 4319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in local war memorials then you should be aware that on Tuesday 14 February 2017 at 07:30pm at St Barnabas’ Cathedral Hall, Wellington Circus, Nottingham, NG1 5AE John Beckett will give a talk to the Civic Society on Nottingham’s war memorials.
You might also like to have a look at the Nottingham War Memorials Index http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/rollofhonour/WarMemorials?SearchDone=True&Name=&District=City+of+Nottingham+%28B%29