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War memorial clean-up in Windsor and Eton

Structural Repairs voluntarily cleans war memorials in Windsor and Eton

Leading up to Remembrance Sunday, Structural Repairs has completed stone cleaning on war memorials in Eton College and the Parish Church War Memorial in Windsor.

With great pride the company was able to restore the commemorative plaques, statues, and graves in time for the occasion. Clearing away years of grime and pollution helps highlight the names of the heroes and pay these incredibly special people tribute, ensuring no-one is forgotten.

Samantha Rayner, Councillor for The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, said: “The transformation is spectacular. At times like these, Remembrance Sunday is very important as we come together to remember those who have fought and died for us in the past and present, particularly as Windsor is a barrack town of four regiments and many cadet groups.

“The War Memorial is central to our commemoration of that day and lists the names of our town. Many residents are still connected to those names and so to have to cleaned means a great deal.”

Brick and stone cleaning are critical to memorial upkeep. Often, dirt build-up and deposits cover inscriptions or disfigure and damage these important monuments. It’s worth noting, however, that unsuitable cleaning procedures more often than not cause more harm than good as they damage the delicate surfaces, wearing away inscriptions, tarnish the memorial and shorten its lifespan.

The cleaning of war memorials should only be undertaken by specialists after a thorough consultation has been conducted by an industry professional. Conducting this maintenance is something Structural Repairs does with great care and honour, as they believe war memorials are important embodiments and remembrances of unique national history.

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