FOLLOWING extensive restoration works on the town’s local war memorial, the organising committee would like to invite Stanford-le-Hope residents to a re-dedication event which will mimic the original memorial dedication service from 1920, which dedicated the memorial to the lost and fallen of The Great War.
On Sunday 17th August 2014, at 3pm residents are invited for a 45 minute service at the Stanford War Memorial, The Green.
Shane Hebb, who is the Chairman of the Stanford War Memorial Restoration Fund, said: “It is amazing that we have come this far. After the Remembrance Sunday event in 2013, a few of us got together to dream about ways we could restore our war memorial in time for the 1914 commemoration.
“Here we are – just eight months later – having seen the community come together to raise the funds, restore the memorial to a condition which none of us thought we would ever see in our lifetimes, and now we are having a rededication event to remember the original work which was put in to build a memorial, and to ultimately remember the brave boys who died fighting for us all”.
The Stanford War Memorial Restoration Fund hope that as many people from Stanford-le-Hope, Corringham and neighbouring towns can make this rededication, and thank everybody who has contributed to this wonderful ‘town-defining’ project.
“It will be wonderful to be doing what our predecessors did back in 1920. What a way to remember our history; and the service that those people gave their country”, concludes Shane Hebb.