Warmington War Memorial 2018

WARMINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

Warmington's war memorial was unveiled on Armistice Day 1920 by Col Proby of Elton, to commemorate the servicemen from the village who fell in the First World War.  Subsequently, inscriptions were added to commemorate those who died in the Second World War.  The memorial was listed in 2015 because of its national special interest.

In November 2018 the memorial will, as usual, be the focus of the parish's Remembrance Service.  This will be an especially poignant ceremony, marking as it will the centenary of the Armistice which brought the fighting to a close on 11 November 1918.

The memorial is in generally good condition, but time has inevitably taken its toll, and notably the names of the fallen on the south face (towards the village hall), as well as the inscription beneath, are now badly eroded.  Warmington Parish Council has been successful in its application to War Memorials Trust for substantial grant aid towards relettering, cleaning and other minor works to the memorial - all by an expert contractor (Underwood & Weston) to an agreed method statement.  Other contributions have been made by East Northants Council, the British Legion, and several individuals - some of whom have family connections with those commemorated.  The Parish Council is grateful to all who have made a donation.  Work started on 2 July 2018.

For more information, please contact Paul Stamper, 25 Big Green, Warmington PE8 6TU  Tel: 01832 280344  Email paul.stamper52@gmail.com

For information about the men named on the war memorial, please see the webpages on Warmington Roll of Honour


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