Following the repair, cleaning and restoration of the Acomb War Memorial over 400 people attend a special open air Remembrance Sunday service to commemorate the fallen from the first and second world wars and subsequent conflicts.
The memorial contains names of servicemen who died in both wars and their names were read aloud during the service. The Rev. Pete Vivash, St Stephen’s Parish Church. The congregation consisted of members from 3 of the Acomb Parish churches, war veterans, 2nd Acomb Scout Group lead the ‘Last Post’ and the local community.
93 yr old York Nomandy War Veteran, Bert Barritt (pictured) laid a wreath on behalf of the war veterans along with local churches and organisations.
Estra Eastwood from Strensall was in the congregation, her brother Kenneth Woodall died in WW2 and his name is inscribed on the ‘Book of Remembrance’ which YCT recently completed restoration works on.
York Civic Trust Memorial Restoration
York Civic Trust in conjunction with City of York Council have completed the restoration and conservation of the war memorial in preparation for Remembrance Day. The war memorial was sympathetically cleaned and stonework repairs effected. The work was carried out by a contractor, Matthias Garn and included re-carving the WW2 Book of Remembrance. This project was managed in its entirety by York Civic Trust.