• Montgomery Remembers

INTRODUCTION BY PAUL HODGSON

For a number of years, it had troubled me as to why there was no War Memorial in Montgomery honouring the town's fallen servicemen we remember by name each year on or around 11th November.

 

On 15th November 2010 with the annual RBL poppy campaign behind us, Trefor Pugh and I met for a debrief on the Service of Remembrance held the weekend before when I put forward an idea that had been at the back of my mind for a while, to build a War Memorial to honour the town's Fallen.

 

Since its dedication in 1953 the annual Service of Remembrance had always been held at the existing Memorial Garden known as The Pound, when 28 names of Montgomery’s servicemen who had died in two World Wars were once more solemnly read out.

The names were listed on a single sheet of paper in no apparent order, without mention of rank or regiment and with no distinction to indicate which wars were involved....

Montgomery Remembers
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The Project

How this all started.

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The Site

Turning OLD into NEW.

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The Challenge & Results

A look at the challenges...

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Gallery Phase 1

Photographic Record | A New Beginning...

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Gallery Phase 2

Photographic Record | Contractors arrive...

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Gallery Phase 3

Photographic Record | Cubs get planting...

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Gallery Phase 4

Photographic Record | Stone Installation & ITV filming...

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Gallery Phase 5

Photographic Record | Stone Masons...

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Gallery Phase 6

Photographic Record | The Dedication...