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.
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.
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.