“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 (2017) in support of Leicester's Heritage Open Days events programme and will be held as follows:

(1) - Thursday 07 September - 2:00pm to 5:00pm;

(2) - Friday 08 September - 3:00pm to 6:00pm;

(3) - Saturday 09 September - 10:00am to 6:00pm; and

(4) - Sunday 10 September - 2:30pm to 5:00pm

 

To view all of our scheduled Open Days for 2017 then please click here or click on the Open Days 2017 tab in the menu on the left of this page.

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.




Missing Candle Holders Come to Light

Warden W Pratt Memorial Candlesticks from St. Saviour's Church

 

These two fine, identical Paschal candle holders were beautifully made in honour of ARP Warden William Henry Pratt and parishioners of St Saviour’s Church, St Saviour’s Road, Leicester who were killed by enemy action on 19 November 1940 when a German bomber released its bombs over the City.

Warden Pratt is buried in Leicester’s Welford Road Cemetery (Plot: con A1 Plot 77).

Sometime after St. Saviour’s closed in 2005, it was left untended and vandals entered and did much damage and the candle holders vanished.

Enquiries were made in the Leicester Mercury in 2015 to no avail.  Subsequently, as a result of further articles in the Leicester Mercury, information was received that both candle holders had, in fact, been taken for safe keeping; one in use in St John the Baptist, Cold Overton and one to Mablethorpe by a concerned person who has delightedly handed it to us to care for, with the possibility of returning it to St Saviour’s should that church be used again as a place of worship.

We are immensely grateful to both of the people who contacted us and also to the Leicester Mercury for its continued support to our Project.


       


       

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.

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Site updated on 16.07.2017





Two of our 'Resident Memorials'
  • St. Saviour's Church

    Light box recreations of the three stained glass memorials from St. Saviour's Church, Leicester


  • Belgrave Liberal Club

    The memorial from the Belgrave Liberal Club rescued from being sold for scrap


Memorial to 2nd Lt. G E Woodward
This memorial plaque is dedicated to the memory of 2nd Lt. George Ernest Woodward. It was originally sited at Thurlaston Baptist Chapel before being taken in by the Hinckley Museum who, in turn, have asked that we take it into our care. Read more.

Leicester City, County & Rutland "At Risk" War Memorials Project is a company limited by guarantee and incorporated in England under company registration number 08176202. The address of the company's registered office is The Chancel, rear of All Saints' Church, Highcross, Leicester LE1 4PH. Patron: John Florance. Registered as a charity for tax purposes with HMRC.  © Leicester City, County & Rutland "At Risk" War Memorials Project 2017.
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