Monday, 25 July 2011
New group to protect and renew Stockwell war memorial
The organisation is being set up with an informal steering committee of Naomi Klein, who has written a book on the memorial, and Sheila Dartnell whose great-uncle is remembered on the cenotaph. They are being supported by Cllr Alex Bigham on behalf of the Stockwell councillors.
The clock tower cenotaph was built in 1922 and commemorates the names of 574 local men who died in the First World War. The names on the memorial were put forward after the war by friends, family and neighbours of those who lost their lives in the bloodiest war in history. Behind each and every name is a man, and every man had a story. And in many cases, the name carved at Stockwell is the only thing left.
What can I do to help?
SIGN THE PETITION
There are 472 paper signatures and 72 electronic. But we need more! Please take a minute to sign the petition at http://www.gopetition.com/petition/38985.html
JOIN THE FRIENDS OF STOCKWELL WAR MEMORIAL GROUP
Find out more about the Friends Group at www.stockwellwarmemorial.co.uk/friends or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The inaugural meeting of the group will be held on 14th September at 7pm at the Stockwell Community Resource Centre, 1 Studley Road (just to rear of the tube). All are welcome to attend.