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Civic Day Event 2015 - War Memorials Surveying Workshop

Memorial at St. Thomas Church Keresley


For this year's Civic Day event, on Saturday 20th June, the Coventry Society is collaborating with Civic Voice to put on a training workshop on how to survey War Memorials.

The Society is seeking to record and survey the condition of all of the WW1 War Memorials in the City. So far we have identified 49 surviving memorials and we need volunteers to help us carry out this work. There is more information about the city's war memorials here: 

Our war memorials deserve to be treated with the same respect as those they commemorate. A £5 million fund has been made available by the Department for Culture Media and Sport to help ensure that local communities can access the funds they need to repair, protect and conserve war memorials across the country, so that they can remain places of respect for future generations and help people to better understand what happened a century ago. The first stage of accessing any funding is to survey the condition of the memorials. The survey will also help us identify which memorials need to be statutorily listed for their protection.

The event runs from 10.00 a.m. (arrive at 9.45 for coffee) until 4.00 p.m. at Central Library on Saturday 20th June.

There will be training in the morning, followed by lunch and then we will go out into the city to do some practical surveying work. We will then return to the Library to put our findings onto the National Online Database of War Memorials. This event lends itself best to people who are IT users.

The event will provide volunteers with:

· Background information about the project

· Training to undertake a condition survey.

· Training on how to record survey results on the War Memorials Online website

· The chance to ask questions

· A resource pack containing all the necessary information to take part in the project. 

Spaces on this workshop are limited to 25.

See a video about our War Memorials Project here!

Memorial at Aldermans Green Methodist Church

For more information e-mail us at: [email protected]

Download a press release about the workshop

Download a poster / leaflet about the workshop

Reader Comments (1)

I spent some time several years ago searching out city war memorial and recording those still in existence indoors and out of doors and trying to track down those that are "missing". I am also the chair of the Redford War Memorial restoration project. I f I can help in anyway please let me know

By Terry Reeves on Monday, May 18, 2015

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