Sunday, June 24, 2018
GRANT AWARDED TO HELP REFURBISH THE MONUMENT WAR MEMORIAL IN BRIGG
North Lincolnshire Council has agreed a community grant to help pay for refurbishment of the Monument war memorial in Brigg.
The unitary authority will be making £1,050 available to Brigg Town Council, which has allocated £500 from its own funds to refurbish and enhance the grade two listed landmark on the A18.
The Monument - remembering local people who gave their lives in the service of their country - was dedicated in June 1919 before a large crowd (pictured above).
The refurbishment will be completed ahead of November when Brigg will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the guns falling silent during the First World War.
Earlier this year, listed building consent was granted to clean the structure, re-gild the memorial plaques and re-point exposed joints with lime-based mortar.
Alderman Harry Stamp, chairman of Brigg Urban District Council 1915-1919, was the generous benefactor who donated The Monument to Brigg, in memory of our war dead.
We believe he lost a family member, or members, during the so-called war to end all wars.
Each year, on Remembrance Sunday, the memorial is a focal point for the people of Brigg to remember those servicemen and women lost in conflicts around the world.
The Monument - last cleaned in September 2010 - is on a roundabout serving four busy roads, and therefore suffers the effects of pollution from thousands of vehicle exhausts.