|Written by oldpenwithian|
|Sunday, 31 January 2010 15:15|
War Memorial Restoration - Update
The first stage of the refurbishment is now complete and Matthew Channell of Park Lane Restoration, Truro has done a great job. The oak panelling has been cleaned and rejuvenated and the brass and gold lettering restored. A low brass rail has also been fitted to protect the memorial. However, the work is not yet complete. In the process of renewing the windows in the assembly hall, or gallery as it is now known, the contractors found asbestos in the area above the war memorial which will have to be removed. While doing this the ceiling, which at present covers the top of the memorial, will be opened up allowing access to that part of the memorial which will enable us to restore the frieze as well and will mean in future that the whole of the memorial will be visible once again. It is hoped that this work will be completed in early February and that the memorial will be rededicated during the summer of 2014 to coincide with the centenary of the start of the First World War.
We are very grateful to the War Memorial Trust for the grant that they have given towards the costs together with all those who made personal donations.
Details of the rededication will be published as soon as we know them.
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