Great War Meakin Memorial Restoration

by Brian David Smith in Southampton, United Kingdom

Great War Meakin Memorial Restoration
Not quite
Unfortunately this project was not successful.

To complete the restoration of the Meakin War Memorial to its original condition so it is safe for another 100 years

by Brian David Smith in Southampton, United Kingdom

A group of volunteers have successfully restored the World War 1 war memorial to Captain Meakin, killed on the 25th September as the Guards attacked towards the village of Lesboeufs on the Somme. His body was lost in the fighting and he has no known grave. This ten-year project has been a successful collaboration between the Meakin family, the Mayor of Lesboeufs and the volunteers who were determined to make sure this memorial was not lost as it was deteriorating to the point it was about to collapse.  A new plinth has been built and the obelisk cleaned up and rededicated. Now all that remains is to have the metal railings installed around the memorial so that it fully resembles the original memorial as designed by Captain Meakin's family.  Thanks to some very generous donations by the Meakin family, the Coldstream Guards and other supporters we are now only £1800.00 shot of what we need to have the railings fabricated and installed so the memorial looks just like it did when built almost 100 years ago. If you can make a small donation to help us reach our target of £4000 so that we can restore this magnificent memorial to its former glory, then this will very much appreciated and your funds will be going along way to make sure the memorial to a real British hero stands for another 100 years. 

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