Published: 6th Nov 2018

First World War Memorials Programme, School Workshop, John Randall Primary School and Nursery, Queen Street, Madeley, Telford More than 2,500 war memorials across the country have been listed over the past four years as Historic England completes a project to commemorate the First World War centenary. Following the war, tens of thousands of memorials were built, the majority paid for by money raised locally, and huge crowds of emotional people turned out at unveilings. Throughout the centenary period Historic England has been working in partnership with War Memorials Trust, IWM, Civic Voice, volunteers and school children across the country to better understand these important local landmarks and protect them for the future. Before the project began there were more listed telephone boxes (2,486) than war memorials (1,657). Over 50 of the listings were put forward by university students working with Civic Voice. Groups of children from … (To read the full article, subscribe below)