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Clean up the war memorials so we can read the names

09 August, 2018

• LES Shaw wrote to say how a memorial at St Michael’s Church in Camden Road is in such poor condition that his grandfather’s name and uncle who fought in the World War I cannot be seen because of grime, (Remembering my relatives who died in World War I, August 2).

I’d like to say the same about Holy Cross Church in Cromer Street, King’s Cross. The memorial stone just outside the church is so thick with over 100 years of dirt and grime that soldiers’ names who fought in World War I cannot be seen.

This is disrespectful to soldiers who gave their lives for us, and also disrespectful to families who still live in the area, whose loved ones’ names are on the memorial. Why do officials not visit all churches to check the state of memorials?



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