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Town or City: Harby
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM7994

Value of grant: £419.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2013

UKNIWM reference number: 14788

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Harby war memorial © L Crowther, 2013This war memorial consists of a village cross with a slender column on a two stepped base and two stepped plinth. The shaft and its base are the remains of the ancient village cross, and the cross was designed by the former rector of the village Rev Manners Octavius Norman from a suggested design of what the original may have looked like. The structure is constructed of Portland stone and the names of 99 men from the vilage are carved into the front face in memory of the men who lost their lives in active service in World War I. The names of the men who lost their lives in World War II were added at a later date. The war memorial stands on School Lane, Harby.

In 2013 War Memorials Trust offered a grant of £419 towards cleaning the war memorial. It was cleaned using a steam cleaning system.

Harby war memorial © IMI, 2014The memorial was paid for by public subscription, with plans being drawn up by a Mr T Burbidge, and the work was entrusted to a Mr S Squires of Bingham. The unveiling ceremony took place on Thursday 20th May 1920, and was performed by the Rev E H Stone, Rector.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM7994
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 14788

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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