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Restoration of the Willaston Memorial plaque

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This weekend marks Remembrance Sunday, a day the entire nation pays tribute to our countrymen who have fallen in times of war.

We will be commemorating the memories of our lost friends and family in private by observing two minutes’ silence at 11am.

On the same day, Christ Church in Willaston will be paying public tribute to their local heroes by unveiling a brand-new memorial plaque.

Willaston Memorial Plaque restoration by Maxiflow and Enterprise

Photo courtesy of The Daily Telegraph

Last year, the memorial was targeted by reprehensible thieves who stole the previous plaque for its saleable metals. We were on hand to repair the stonework the day after the theft, in a report which was featured on Granada Reports.

The story even caught the attention of the national press, and has recently been featured twice in the Daily Telegraph, illustrating the effect that such disgusting and thoughtless actions have on the public consciousness.

In partnership with Enterpise PLC, we have been hard at work sourcing a replacement plaque for the memorial, in addition to devising an updated security solution to deter future thefts.

This co-ordination has taken many months’ worth of tireless effort by a team including Warren Beatty, Maxiflow Building Contracts Director and Richard Whaley, Cheshire Building Supervisor for Enterprise Property Solutions (pictured above left).

The new plaque was cast in Australia, with attention being paid to ensure every detail, from the lettering to the paintwork, was an appropriate tribute to the brave soldiers it is honouring.

Willaston Memorial Plaque restoration by Maxiflow and Enterprise

After a long and careful journey, the plaque has been reinstated in its rightful place at Christ Church. The restored memorial will be officially unveiled at a ceremony on the morning of Sunday 11th November.

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Maxiflow on Granada Reports – Now on Youtube

Last week, Maxiflow featured in a piece on Granada Reports, which we have archived on Youtube for posterity:

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Maxiflow on Granada Reports

After the recent theft of memorial plaques from Christ Church in Willaston, Maxiflow were contracted to repair the damage to the memorial’s stonework due to our previous history with the church.

Granada Reports covered the story for their 02/08/2011 broadcast, which can be viewed at this link for the next seven days.

UPDATE: The video can now be viewed on Youtube.

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Cleaning the Christchurch War Memorial

Jet-washing the war memorial

Late last week, Maxiflow were called out to clean and restore the war memorial at Willaston, near Ellesmere Port. The memorial commemorates the soldiers from the local area who fought in both World Wars. The cenotaph is made of a light sandstone and required special care to remove the layers of moss that have built up over the years.

We carefully jetwashed the cenotaph’s façade, paying special attention to the details, and also cleaned the surrounding area. We think the results speak for themselves and help the memorial to stand as a fitting tribute to the memories of the lost.

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