The very least we owe those who paid the ultimate price is to ‘remember and honour them’
As you drive into the village of Smeeth, from the A20, one of the first things you see is the War Memorial next to Smeeth Church. It is dedicated to those villagers that gave their lives in the First and Second World War.
The Smeeth War Memorial Renovation Fund is working to restore this important monument as we prepare to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War on 11th November this year.
The project is gathering momentum and we are now seeking funds so we can complete the works by the end of July, in readiness for a rededication ceremony in September.
Plans have been drawn up. The Church, Councils and Historic England have all been consulted. Quotes have been obtained and we are now at the stage where we need your help to consolidate the funding we are hoping to obtain from the War Memorials Trust.
The plan is to sympathetically restore the monument and provide steps and a paved area alongside to allow safe access from Church Road, while preserving the primrose bank.
If you are able to help, watch this space on ways to donate. A bank account is being set up this month.
You can purchase a paving slab for a suggested minimum donation of £50 by sending a cheque made out to the “Smeeth War Memorial Renovation Fund” at 5 Manor Leaze, Smeeth, Kent TN25 6PX.
Please help honour the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Smeeth Memorial Renovation Fund