Local farmer Andrew Frampton and Broadwindsor Fun Group chairman, Adrian Gray are looking to get support from the Group Parish Council and villagers for a war memorial on the corner at Cross Keys opposite the wild flower gardens. There are currently two black fencing stakes in the ground to mark the site.
Andrew has a 2 tonne stone limestone slab from their farm quarry which he would like to sink into the ground and then attach an A1 size acrylic info board with a war scene and all the names of the soldiers from WW1 and WW2 from our parish ward (Blackdown, Drimpton, Seaborough, Burstock and Broadwindsor) 57 in all for a permanent memorial. The main photo shows the finished proof. This with one or two metal Tommy silhouettes.
The proposed acrylic board is the same as the one on Lewesdon hill for the Lost Pilot – Jean De Cloedt. It looks very professional and won’t dominate the stone as the stone is 220cm x 120cm and the board 84cm x 63cm.
And… no expense to the village!
It is proposed to have an opening ceremony on Friday, 11th November at 11am involving the school of who’s pupils have great grandfathers and great great uncles on it.
It will be discussed at the next Group Parish Council meeting on Monday, 17th October and your feedback would be most welcome before they proceed.
Would you welcome such a memorial? Do you agree with the placement of the proposed memorial? Please send your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on this post on Facebook @Broadwindsor.Org