Ermington Parish Council has recently announced the completion of restoration work to it’s War Memorial. Work has been undertaken by Westcountry Stonemasons to bring the Memorial back to its former glory and to provide a fitting tribute to local men who gave their lives during the First World War.
The memorial, which is located within a Remembrance Garden in the centre of Ermington village needed restoration to ensure that the commemorative focus it provides is secured for future generations. The stonework has been thoroughly cleaned and joints repointed, and the previously worn, gold engraved lettering has been repainted and are once again clear and legible.
A rededication ceremony is planned for early August.
The project was organised by Parish Councillor Grant Elliot, and funded through the Devon Remembers War Memorials Restoration Grant, with additional funding provided by the village.
Any communities wishing to apply for a War Memorial Restoration Grant are encouraged to have a look at the information on the website of the Community Council of Devon.
The next round of applications closes on 30th September 2014.