War Memorial Refurbished
Published: 12 May 2020
Stithians Parish Council is pleased to announce that we have successfully refurbished Stithians War Memorial, with two new name plaques, one for each World War, including five names that were missing on the original plaques. We have also added a commemoration plaque in time for VE Day 2020. Sadly neither the service planned for Friday 8th May 2020 nor the Drum Head Service and Family Day planned for Sunday 10th May could take place. We will, however, find ways to dedicate the refurbishment of our beautiful War Memorial and for the community to celebrate once life returns to some sort of normality, hopefully later in 2020.
Stithians Parish Council would like to thank Mrs Janet Ivey of Truro, a former resident of Stithians and local historian, who made significant contributions to the success of this project. Not only did Janet's research identify the 5 people originally omitted from the War Memorial (see below) but she also supported the project with a generous financial donation when the grant application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund was declined.
Stithians Parish Council would also like to thank the local Stone Masons F. Wearne and Sons. Chris & Douglas Wearne helped SPC with the design and they applied their skills to produce the 3 slate plaques and then install them in time for the VE Day 2020, in spite of the restrictions of the lock down. They even kindly repainted the lettering on the Church sign whilst installing the plaques.