Marking the centenary of World War One
War memorial restoration
As part of the centenary of the first world war, the war memorial on the Promenade will be going through two phases of restoration:
- Re-paving of the surface in York stone, which is hard wearing and durable
- Immediate repairs to the balustrades
- Installation of LED lighting in the paving which will 'uplight' the monument
This work will start on Monday 21 July and finish 5 September 2014
- Restoration of all of the names on the memorial
- Restoration of the lamps
- Restoration of the balustrades
Phase Two will be completed by November 2018, and is in the planning stages.
This work should ensure the preservation of the memorial for another 100 years.
Victoria Cross plaques
Cheltenham will recieve three commemorative paving stones from the Department of Communities and Local Government. These will pay tribute to three Cheltenham men who were awarded the highest military honour for conduct during the First World War. The stones will be unveiled 100 years from the action for which they were awarded.
- KILBY, Captain Arthur Forbes Gordon - 25 September 2015
- MOUTRAY-READ, Captain Anketell - 25 September 2015
- WEST, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Annesley - 2 September 2018
If you are a relative of any of these men, and would like to be involved, please contact us.
World War One Cheltenham
An interactive website and blog is now live. Here you can share your own stories and history of Cheltenham during the war, as well as keep track of local commemorative events. You can also follow on Twitter and Facebook.
War memorials in Cheltenham and our twin towns
Hannah Wright by email or 01242 775156