Listed building consent to clean Brigg War memorial to include re-gilding of memorial plaques and re-pointing exposed joints with lime-based mortar is currently being sought from North Lincolnshire Council by our Town Council.
Interesting historic details about the landmark structure are contained in a report submitted in support of the application. He it is, in full..
The War Memorial is sited in the Brigg Conservation Area. The Memorial was gifted to the town by Councillor Harry Stamp and was unveiled on Sunday 15th June 1919. Therefore, it
is currently 98 years old.
It is a stone monument located on a roundabout at the junction of Wrawby Road, Bigby Road, Bigby High Road and Barnard Avenue.
As such it is surrounded by a mixture of business premises and residential housing. It consists of a central column flanked by 2 lions on plinths. There are name plaques underneath the lions and also on the rear of the monument. It was carved and erected by Brigg Stonemasons, Hamlet Bryan and the sculpture was done by J. Thelwig of Leeds and London.
This makes it a unique monument.
Each year on Remembrance Sunday, the War Memorial is a focal point for the people of Brigg to remember those servicemen and women lost in conflicts around the world, including
WWI and WWII. At least 500 are gathered around the Memorial for the wreath laying ceremony. The Town Council is anticipating that there will be many more there in 2018 and
therefore, the cleaning of the War Memorial is a matter of pride for the town and will be of
benefit for many residents.
In 2014, the centenary of the start of WWI, there were many events around the town to commemorate this historic occasion. The Remembrance Day Service was particularly well
As the 11th November falls on a Sunday in 2018, the centenary of the end of WWI, it is anticipated that there will be a great deal of interest surrounding the Remembrance Day Service and wreath laying at the War Memorial.
It was last cleaned in September 2010. Given the position of the memorial at the junction of 4 busy roads, it is now suffering the effects of air pollution and is in need of a clean. Also some of the lettering needs re-gilding. The work will not involve loss or change of any original features, but will simply return the monument to its former glory.
PICTURED ABOVE: The Monument war memorial, Brigg, being refurbished in 2010.
|Parading around the Monument on Remembrance Sunday 2016.|