Based at our centre at the rear of All Saints’ Church, Highcross, Leicester, Leicester City, County and Rutland At Risk War Memorials Project are a group dedicated to the identification, preservation and rescue of war memorials which are at risk of damage, deterioration or loss throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
We currently house many war memorials important to the history of the commitment of the people of Leicestershire and Rutland during the two World Wars of the twentieth century. These include two large memorial tablets from Alderman Newton’s school and faithful light-box recreations of stained-glass memorial windows from St. Saviour’s Church, Leicester which are now, sadly, lost forever.
We hold several Open Days each year (see our website for more details) when people are welcome to visit us and view close-up the various ‘resident memorials’ we have taken into our care and have on display. Visitors can also learn about the preservation projects our group has successfully worked on. Each memorial is accompanied by an information board that tells the story of how the memorial came to be with us and someone from our team of knowledgeable volunteers will nearly always be on hand to talk to you about the background to each memorial and answer any questions you may have.