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Town or City: Syston
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
WMT Reference Number: WM6019

Value of grant: £1165.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2012

UKNIWM reference number: 37822

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Syston memorial clock tower is located in Central Park in Syston. The tower is a stone structure with bronze plaques engraved with the names of those who lost their lives during the First and Second World War. The clock is in the upper section of the tower which is topped by a sculpture.Syston war memorial before grant works © Syston Town Council, 2011

In 2012, War Memorials Trust paid a grant of £1,165 under the Small Grants Scheme towards conservation works. The memorial was cleaned using DOFF steam cleaning with a PH neutral soap and micro crystalline wax used on the bronze plaques. Any loose or defective mortar joints were removed by hand tools and repointed with an appropriate lime mortar mix. Smartwater and anti-theft fittings were applied to all metal elements of the war memorial. The use of any sand or media blasting on the stone or metal elements of the memorial was excluded from acceptable methods.

The memorial was dedicated on 17th December 1921 and was designed by Messrs Fogg, Son and Holt and built by Mr Edward O’Griffiths. It was relocated in April 1972 from the junction of the High Street and Melton Road to its current location in Central Park. The inscription reads:
“To the
honouredSyston war memorial after grant works © Syston Town Council, 2012
of those
this parish
who gave
their lives
for freedom
in the
Great War
and the
World War 1939-45

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM6019
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 37822

War Memorials Online: 86616

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

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