Volunteer Project to Record Condition of War Memorials
A new project that has just got under way to mobilise a network of volunteers across England to carry out condition surveys of their local war memorials. The War Memorial Project is part of a wider First World War project funded by DCMS and is a partnership between English Heritage, the Imperial War Museum, the War Memorials Trust and Civic Voice.
My strand of the project is to work closely with the War Memorials Trust to encourage volunteers from civic societies, local history and archaeology groups, parish councils and anyone else who is interested to get involved, in carrying out condition surveys with a view, if necessary, to then apply for grants for conservation work. Volunteers will also receive training and be encouraged to apply to have their memorials listed, carry out more research and perhaps apply for HLF grants for public engagement projects.
A workshop has been organised in Gateshead (March 4th). Anyone who would like to attend one of these workshops or others being organised for later in 2015 should register their interest in the project by visiting:
Senior Development Officer (War Memorials) Civic Voice