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
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.