War Memorials Trust
 

Press coverage up to 2011

2010

11th November 2010

Budleigh Journal article on War Memorials Officer campaign and Regional Volunteer David Jackson

 

10th November 2010

Monmouthshire Beacon article on works to Welsh Newton war memorial (WM3895)

 

6th November 2010

Sunday Telegraph article by Simon Heffer on war memorials with reference to War Memorials Trust

 

16th October 2010

Durham Times article on the rededication of Sacriston's war memorial (WM3779)

 

17th July 2010

The Guardian letters page letter from Frances Moreton on caring for war memorials

 

Summer 2010

Ancient Monuments Society article on war memorial listing

 

2009

20th August 2009

Cheshire Chronicle article on sentencing of those found guilty of vandalising Frodsham war memorial (WM2343)

 

28th May 2009

Craven Herald and Pioneer article on listing of Earby's Sough Park war memorial (WM3260). Listing application involved a War Memorials Trust Regional Volunteer.  

 

24th February 2009

24dash.com article on Grants for War Memorials scheme

 

18th February 2009

24dash.com article on Grants for War Memorials awards to projects 

 

2007

Autumn 2007

This England article on War Memorials Trust's 10th anniversary

 

2006

December 2006

Fancy Fowl magazine featured War Memorials Trust Christmas cards

 

2005

June 2005

Apollo Magazine article by Gavin Stamp mentions War Memorials Trust

 

The Times 21 July 2003: Complimentary of Friends of War Memorials Newsletter

"Friends of War Memorials deserve an award for the liveliest newsletter of any voluntary organisation, packed with stories of memorials snatched from oblivion."

The Daily Telegraph 4 July 2002: Editorial and Commentary of War Memorials

Editorial: Unfitting Memorials

Rupert Brookes would have found it rich that, while British soldiers buried in some corner of a foreign field ended up in well-tended billets, the memorials raised in their name are rotting away. For 85 years, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, funded by Commonwealth governments, has been doing excellent work, keeping the tombstones of our war dead gleaming. But there is no similar government-funded body to protect war memorials.

And so the charity Friends of War Memorials, founded as recently as 1995, is left to look after the 60,000 memorial across Britain and the world. The demands on the charity are enormous and its current funds minimal. But even a small donation is enough to touch up the fading lettering on a weather-worn stone memorial or restore long-neglected plaques - one, recently plucked from a bonfire at Wentworth Castle, Yorkshire, will be returned to immaculate order for a few hundred pounds. Donations can be sent to Friends of War Memorials 4 Lower Belgrave Street London SW1W 0LA (Webmaster note: these are the old contact details for the charity now War Memorials Trust 42a Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 0RE).

Article: Appeal for funds to save war memorials by David Graves

An article was also published in the same edition of the paper. The appeal for funds lead to donations in excess of £10,000. These donations were used to fund a grant scheme in Mr Graves's memory as he died just a few days after publication of the article.

 

2001

Summer 2001

The Army Arts Society magazine article mentioned Friends of War Memorials

 

1999

14th November 1999

Financial Times article on launch of Grant for War Memorials scheme

10th November 1999

Bournemouth Echo article on launch of Grant for War Memorials scheme

Daily Mail article on launch of Grant for War Memorials scheme

Daily Telegraph article on launch of Grant for War Memorials scheme

Guardian article on launch of Grant for War Memorials scheme

Independent article on launch of Grant for War Memorials scheme

The Journal article on launch of Grant for War Memorials scheme

The Times article on launch of Grant for War Memorials scheme

Western Morning News article on launch of Grant for War Memorials scheme

Yorkshire Post article on launch of Grant for War Memorials scheme

 

13th October 1999

Cambridge Evening article on Friends of War Memorials

 

September 1999

The Gallipolian article on Friends of War Memorials

 

1998

9th March 1998

Daily Express letters page letter from Sir Donald Thompson highlighting the wotk of the charity

 

1997

28th October 1997

The Times Letters to the Editor letter from Winston S Churchill 'Call for listing of war memorials'

 

31st July 1997

Marketing weekly article about early ideas put forward by the charity (the approach is not something the Trust would endorse today but reveals some of the options explored by our Founder in the early days. Details of the Trust's approach to sponsorship and plaques covering anything other than inscriptions and names can be found on our FAQs page)

 

June 1997

Age Concern News Nottingham article mentions Friends of War Memorials

 

27th January 1997

The Times article on the support of HM The Queen Mother for Friends of War Memorials

 

1996

9th November 1996

The Times article on Friends of War Memorials

 

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