Colin Blagove writes:
The World War 1 Service List in St Andrew’s Church has recently been restored as it has suffered from staining by water contamination over a number of years. The War Memorials Trust provided a grant for the restoration work. The memorial has now been re-hung in its new location in the Nave on the south wall adjacent to other memorials which commemorate men from West Deeping who lost their lives in the World Wars.
We would be interested in your feedback on the conservation work; we hope you agree that it’s a great improvement.
A re-dedication service will be held in the New Year. Further details to follow.
This memorial to the men of West Deeping who served in and survived the First World War has been hanging in West Deeping Church since the 1920s. It was an invaluable source of information for The Deepings Remember 1914 to 1918 project 3 years ago in 2014, and provides the names of most of the men who will feature in a book to be published next year – West Deeping Remembers the First World War.
The restoration project has prompted us to find out more about its history, and the information we discovered when we took the frame apart was particularly interesting and the most helpful in establishing exactly when the scroll was created and put up in the church. See the World War 1 page (recently updated,) for more information.