The Bangor War Memorial Cross, plinths, steps, slabs and naming slates have recently been repaired and renovated by the City Council as part of the 100 year Remembrance of the end of World War 1.
Successful grant applications with monies from CADW and the War Memorials Trust as well as a contribution from the City Council have enabled the work to be undertaken.
Works included cleaning, stone repairs, resin pinning, mortar re-pointing, brass cleaning, parapet, stone and blockwork repairs. It also entailed a refurbishment of the slate slabs and repainting of the lettering.
France Moreton, Director of the War Memorials Trust said “War memorials are a tangible connection to our shared past creating a link between the fallen and today. It is vital we ensure all our war memorials are in the best possible condition for their age and the charity is delighted to support this project. The centenary of World War 1 is a wonderful opportunity for communities across the country to protect and conserve their war memorials. If anyone knows of any other war memorials that need attention please contact us.”
The Mayor of Bangor, Councillor John Wynn Jones said “This important renovation will enhance the City Centre and give us a war memorial to be proud of. This is a place where respect and remembrance is given to the fallen, we must therefore ensure it is kept in good condition and held in great esteem”
Town Clerk, Ian Jones said “we are grateful to Welsh Government, CADW and the War Memorials Trust for their help and guidance in funding this work as the Memorial was suffering some disrepair and neglect. We hope this renovation will keep the cross and memorial in good stead for many years to come.”
Photo: Bangor Civic Society