New website launches on all UK war memorialsFebruary 25, 2015 // No Comments
First World War Minister Helen Grant recently announced an ambitious four-year programme to create a one stop shop website for information on all UK war memorials.
The move means local people will once again be at the heart of protecting and conserving war memorials. Funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport from the fines paid by banks that attempted to manipulate the LIBOR, the initiative draws resources together from across the UK.
The website, ukwarmemorials.org, will allow easy access to what specialist organisations know about war memorials and tap into expert advice on how best to look after them. This includes how to apply for grants for conservation and how to have memorials listed. It will expand in stages over the next four years so that by the end of the project, the website will be easily searchable, helping people track down historical information, listed status, condition and inscribed names.
The website will eventually cover war memorials commemorating all modern conflicts up to and including Afghanistan.