Letter: Villages' Research into War Memorial

The Birmingham Post (England), September 21, 2002 | Go to article overview

Letter: Villages' Research into War Memorial


Byline: PAT PLANT

Sir, - With talk of war in the air and strong moves by communities all over the country to remember the heroes who gave their lives in the last war, it is very fitting that a group of people in a small village near Warwick should establish a committee dedicated to restoring and maintaining their village war memorial.

They also want to use it as a way of preserving the memory of those from Rowington and the neighbouring village of Lowsonford who died in the two world wars.

Although research was started over a year ago, it is still not known when the memorial was built, the name of the builder or who is supposed to be responsible for its upkeep. And the committee is now hoping that an appeal for help will result in some response. As one of the committee members, John Hale, says, it is an ongoing project and not a question of seeking any funding.

Mr Hale, who also happens to be chairman of the village hall committee in Rowington and of the Royal British Legion in the village, says: 'Bearing in mind that the memorial is a poignant and continuing reminder of the effects of war on families, the committee will deal in as sensitive a way as possible, and will welcome any comments or assistance. …

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