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Town or City: Swavesey
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM2322

Value of grant: £480.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2008

UKNIWM reference number: 46599

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Swavesey war memorial cross © Swavesey PC, 2008This is a square shafted cross located in St Andrew’s Churchyard, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire. It is made from a pink granite but this had become obscured by algae. It was then damaged during 2007 by falling branches from cedar trees in the churchyard.

War Memorials Trust gave a grant of £480 to repair the cross. This included a technique called ‘piecing –in’ where replacement pieces of matching coloured stone are used to fix damaged areas. The whole memorial was also cleaned with low pressure water and soft bristle brushes.

There are inscriptions on two sides of the plinth. Theyread:

In loving and grateful memory of 
the following men of this parish 
who gave their lives forSwavesey war memorial cross © Swavesey PC, 2008
their King and Country
in the Great War 1914-1919
'I am the resurrection and the life'

In loving and grateful memory
of the men of this Parish
who fell in the World War
'Their name liveth for evermore'

The Falklands 1982

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM2322
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 46599

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

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