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13 Bucks war memorials listed in 2017

Aylesbury War Memorial

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 8:03am 11th November 2017.

13 war memorials in Buckinghamshire have been listed this year.

Historic England say they've done it to protect these poignant, physical reminders of servicemen and women lost.

Aylesbury, Winslow and Stokenchurch are all on the list revealed on Armistice Day.

Built by communities in the years following the conflict, all these memorials are a poignant, physical reminder of the sacrifices and loss the First World War brought about.

One hundred years on, it is time to come together again to ensure our memorials are in good condition, and properly recognised by listing where appropriate.

Historic England is asking the public to help look after their local war memorial. Many war memorials aren't protected by listing and we need help to recognise these important monuments to make sure those they commemorate aren't forgotten.

Individuals, communities and even school children from across the South East have already got involved by getting their local war memorial listed.

Duncan Wilson, CEO Historic England, said:

"Researching, recording and recommending up to 2,500 more war memorials for listing over five years is a major task but one that Historic England is proud to undertake.

"These memorials will gain a place on the National Heritage List for England to tell the story of this country's sacrifice and struggle."

Lord Ashton of Hyde, First World War Minister said:

"As we enter the final year of our First World War centenary commemorations, we want to ensure the bravery and sacrifice of those who served are never forgotten.

"Local war memorials are a poignant reminder of how the war affected our communities and of those who never came home.

"I encourage everyone to visit their local memorial and to learn more about their connection to this pivotal point in our history."

Historic England has pledged to list a total of 2,500 war memorials over the centenary of the First World War.

To do this they need members of the public to put their war memorials forward for listing.

This is all part of a wider partnership HE have forged with War Memorials Trust, Civic Voice and the Imperial War Museums to help communities discover, care for and conserve their local war memorials.

Working with enthusiastic volunteers across the country, the programme is providing up to £2million in grants for war memorial repair and conservation and hundreds of workshops to teach people how to record their memorials and put them forward for listing.

The goal is to see that as many war memorials as possible are in a fitting condition for the centenary, and that they remain cherished local landmarks for generations to come.

Here are the Buckingham memorials listed:

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