Graffiti and gum removed from Evesham's war memorial - The Evesham Observer

Graffiti and gum removed from Evesham's war memorial

Evesham Editorial 1st Nov, 2023   0

TOWN council chiefs have confirmed Evesham’s war memorial in Abbey Park has undergone a thorough cleaning, and ready for the forthcoming Remembrance Day parade.

Cleaning included the removal of recent graffiti and large quantity of chewing gum from its surrounding pathway.

The bronze memorial plaques have also received attention.

The unveiling and dedication of the memorial took place on Sunday, August 7 1921 and then contained the names of 233 individuals.

On Sunday, November 6,1949 another ceremony took place at the war memorial for the unveiling and dedication of a further two plaques as part of the memorial to the men and women of Evesham who died whilst serving in Her Majesty’s Forces and the Mercantile Marine during the War of 1939- 1945.

Though the list contains one civilian casualty, Lizzie M. Swift, who lived and worked in London, and died as a result of enemy action there.

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