War Memorial Construction

June to September 2008

Photos by kind permission of Bob Laker


Making a start on 1st June 2008

Robert Piper,researcher, Robin Grange, project manager and Jeremy Senneck, Fund chairman





Janey Grange supervises





Surveyor Ray Burton and Bob Laker watch the progress



Committee Patsy Laker, Robert Piper, Janey Grange, Bob Piper, Robin Grange with stonemason Gareth Judd





The memorial base is made from Southwater Bricks

So many of the village casualties worked in the brickyard

It is appropriate that the memorial is sited in front of the old brickyard gates

SDBC stands for Sussex and Dorking Brick Co.





Our stonemason Gareth Judd shows us the work in progress in his workshop







The Laurel Wreath was carved by hand with great skill











The flag pole foundations were dug on 26th July, probably the only hot day of a very wet summer





6th August 2008 , erecting of the memorial











Book him Damien (joke). Damien is one of the village PCSOs and helped on Memorial Ceremony Day











Children will like to see the fossilised jelly fish in the Portland stone





Raising the flag on 7th August 2008











Nearly finished



Preparing for the plaque













Mission accomplished !

A Memorial to be proud of

Thanks to the village residents, businesses and local councils for all the help they have given to make this possible.