'WOODBINE WILLIE'

War Memorial by St Paul's Church Worcester

The memorial by St Paul's church in Worcester unusually depicts Christ with his head raised to signify the soldiers' victory and was dedicated in 1921. 

Weathering has since eroded many of the names of the troops who died during World War I.

Their names have been restored with grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the War Memorials Trust with the Work carried out by Lewis and Steve 


'Hard-fought'

The memorial was commissioned by the Reverend Geoffrey Studdert-Kennedy, who was known after the war as Woodbine Willie because of all the cigarettes he handed out to soldiers in the trenches.

Family historian Sandra Taylor said: "The figure of Christ has his head raised in victory rather than the usual bowed head.

"This was a very hard-fought battle by Woodbine Willie and the church. 

"He insisted that this took place as a tribute to the soldiers as they were victorious, therefore we have a unique war memorial in Worcester."

The Memorial was restored by removing the weathered stone panels and replaced with new Portland stone then re handcut every name that was on the memorial in situ.

NEW WAR MEMORIAL

COMMISSION

A war memorial commissioned by a local company.
It is Portland stone with the original memorial plaque set in the main block including a new hand cut inscription to the top with cross.

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH MALVERN

WAR MEMORIAL

This War Memorial in Malvern Holy Trinity Church was cleaned and had all of its letters re-cut by hand.

 

CALLOW END

WAR MEMORIAL

Callow End War Memorial was cleaned using our TORIK cleaning system.

This is an effective way to clean years of weathering, without any damage to the stone surface. 

CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDELENE BROADWAS

WAR MEMORIAL

The War Memorial at Broadwas needed a replacement shaft in Red Sandstone due to erosion.
Here you can see a few of the stages or erecting the War Memorial and completion, returning it to its former magnificence.

BROADWAY

WAR MEMORIAL

This beautiful War Memorial was in need of a little renovation, the work carried out was a full clean and a re sharpening of letters.

 

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