Leicester City, County & Rutland At Risk War Memorials Project

With the closure of churches, chapels, clubs and factories, many of our war memorials are at risk

Our aim: to keep them safe

Leicester City, County & Rutland At Risk War Memorials Project

Sometimes it is not possible for memorials at risk to be placed back into their original setting. This can be for a number reasons such as the building is to be demolished, there is a risk of theft or vandalism or a change of use/ownership of the premises.

In these cases, we are able to take the memorial concerned into our care in the Chancel of All Saints’ Church. There they are mounted on purpose built display stands with information boards detailing their provenance.

It is these memorials which are available to view on our open days.

Here you can view all the names of those who are listed on our resident memorials.

You can use the search and filters functions to find specific people on the memorials.

For some of our memorials, our researchers have written short biographies.

Look for records marked with the symbol:  to indicate that they include extended text.

Our first objective if it is safe so to do, is to keep a war memorial into its original setting. On occasion assuming our funds allow it, this can take the form of a contribution to the costs of restoration, re- positioning or cleaning a memorial. On other occasions we will pay for all the work to be carried out.

Below is an index of war memorials where we have helped to restore them to their former glory. Read their stories and see
the images.

Open Days

Sat, Mar 16th

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All Saints Church

Sat, May 25th

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All Saints Church

Sat, Jul 27th

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All Saints Church

Sat, Sep 7th

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All Saints Church

Sun, Sep 8th

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All Saints Church

Sat, Nov 16th

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All Saints Church

Let those who come after, see to it that their names are not forgotten.

King George V

Leicester City, County & Rutland

At Risk War Memorials

Our first objective if it is safe so to do, is to keep a war memorial into its original setting. On occasion assuming our funds allow it, this can take the form of a contribution to the costs of restoration, re-positioning or cleaning a memorial. On other occasions we will pay for all the work to be carried out.

Find out more about our aims, objectives and the people behind At Risk War Memorials

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