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New lease of life for War Shrine

November 18, 2021

Attendees at this year’s Remembrance Sunday gathering at the London Road War Shrine were rewarded with the gift of a beautifully refurbished commemorative stone.

Over the years, the original inscription “We will remember them” and the dates of the two World Wars had almost completely faded – but now the whole monument has been properly cleaned and repainted on an entirely voluntary basis by local stonemason Ryan Morris. Ryan has form in Blewbury when it comes to doing great stonework for free, as it was he who put the ancient milestone on the A417 outside Savages back together again in 2019 after it was broken in half. Thanks Ryan – we owe you one. In fact, make that two!