“Let those who come after, see to it that their names be not forgotten”
Welcome to the website for the Leicester City, County & Rutland At Risk War Memorials Project
We are a not for profit organisation dedicated to the identification, preservation and rescue of war memorials which are at risk of damage, deterioration or loss throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The Project is majority funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
N E X T O P E N D A Y
Our next Open Days will be in September as follows:
Thursday, 08 September - 2:00pm to 5:00pm;
Friday, 09 September - 3:00pm to 5:00pm;
Saturday, 10 September - 10:00am to 6:00pm (to coincide with the Ride and Stride event); and
Sunday, 11 September -2:30pm to 5:00pm
Please click here for the dates of our other Open Days currently planned for 2016.
All of our Resident Memorials will be on display including the popular recreation of the memorial board from St. Saviour's church in the city, the original of which is now lost forever and other recent additions to our collection.
Admission is free and there will always be someone from the Project on hand to talk with you about the work that we do. We are always interested to hear about your own projects of remembrance and family participation in the World Wars and other conflicts.
Further information about our Open Days can be found here which includes details of where we are located and how to find us.
We look forward to meeting you.
The City of Leicester Tramways and Electricity Dept. Memorial
A recent addition to our Resident Memorials collection is this memorial dedicated to the 70 men of the City of Leicester Tramways and Electricity Department who lost their lives in WW1 and also to the nine men from the Department who lost their lives in WW2.
The memorial is on loan to the Project from the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust whilst they progress their plans for the restoration of the Edwardian tram depot on London Road, Stoneygate, Leicester. It is expected that the memorial will form a central part of the Trust's own collection of exhibits once the restoration of the depot is complete.
A detailed history relating to the memorial can be found on this page of our website.
An Addition to Our 'Resident Memorials' Collection
In mid-June 2014, we took into our care an addition to our 'Resident Memorials' collection. The memorial commemorates the lives of 20 men who died in WW1 and who would have had some connection with the Vann Street Methodist Church in the Loughborough Road area of Leicester where the memorial was originally sited.
The Methodist Church became the Belgrave Union Church who took the memorial with them when they went on to relocate to their current Elmdale Street site. The Vann Street church was then closed and subsequently demolished to make way for housing.
The memorial remained at the Belgrave Union Church until Chris Stephens from the Project noticed that it had been moved from its usual place of prominence. On contacting the church we were able to secure its recovery into our collection.
We are now in the process of trying to rehome the memorial in a suitable place of worship ideally in the Loughborough Road area. If anyone knows of a church or chapel who would be able to take the memorial then please get in touch with us via the Contact Us page by clicking here.
Please click on the tabs to the left of this page to find out more about who we are, the work that we do and the current projects we are working on. You will also find ways of getting in touch with us and information on the various open days we run throughout the year.
Site updated on 25 July 2016