War Memorials: An Endangered Species

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War Memorials: An Endangered Species

Cenotaph. Unlikely to be nicked. Image by wallyg

"At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them." Only, it looks like we won't unless the bits of stone and bronze that help us to remember are properly recorded. The London Assembly are concerned that London's thousands of war memorials are in danger from unscrupulous developers, theives and simple neglect. It is estimated that around 5,500 such memorials exist in the London region, yet there is no comprehensive database of their locations. Tony Arbour AM is calling for a new register that will automatically highlight the presence of a memorial on the site of a planning proposal. We call for a memorial to remember all the lost memorials. In the meantime, there's always London Remembers for a detailed guide to inner London tributes.

Last Updated 06 July 2009