Will new owners honour commitment to ward dead memorial?

NOW that the present developer of Heath House is on-selling the place, their promise of �10,000 towards refurbishment of the adjacent war memorial will lapse (War memorial revamp plan is abandoned, H&H August 20). Unless, that is, the new owner honours th

NOW that the present developer of Heath House is on-selling the place, their promise of �10,000 towards refurbishment of the adjacent war memorial will lapse (War memorial revamp plan is abandoned, H&H August 20). Unless, that is, the new owner honours that commitment.

The memorial is set on raised ground with a retaining semi-circular surround. The former oak wood atop the wall rotted away and was replaced with a cheaper wood some years ago, now itself deteriorating. It was hoped this would be replaced with coping in similar stone to match the obelisk, better able to survive the ravages of time and more dignified for such a theme.

The monument was placed to call to memory those people of Hampstead who gave their lives for their country in two great wars.

Contrary to your news item, is is very many years since there was a civic remembrance service held there, the Town Hall preferring the Euston station railway staff's memorial, which is also due for a clean-up.


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SKIP MURPHY

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