Stockwell War Memorial, London SW9

Lambeth announces £200,000 for the borough's war memorials 
11 June 2012
Lambeth Council has this week announced approval of £200,000 funding to refurbish five iconic war memorials in the borough.

Councillor Paul McGlone, Lambeth council’s Finance cabinet member, said: “Capital funding is very tight, but all Lambeth councillors agreed that the £200,000 funding had to be allocated to honour our responsibility to our war memorials in memory of those who have fallen.

“We also owe a debt of gratitude to local people like Naomi Klein, a Stockwell 
resident, who wrote a book, ‘These Were Our Sons’ to commemorate the memory of the 574 local men whose names are inscribed on Lambeth official War Memorial at Stockwell, as well as the Friends of Stockwell Memorial [and Gardens] for their important role in raising the profile of the need for investment.”

The Friends of Stockwell War Memorial said: “We are very pleased that Lambeth’s war memorials, including of course the major memorial at Stockwell, are receiving the attention they deserve. We have been working with Lambeth co-operatively over the past year on plans for improvements to Memorial Gardens and hope to see the results shortly.”

The works are due to be completed early next year.

The investment has come from the council’s capital investment fund.

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