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Repair works to Bury St Edmunds’ South African War Memorial in Cornhill has begun





Repair works to a war memorial in the heart of Bury St Edmunds has begun.

In July, Bury St Edmunds Town Council approved funding to repair and clean the South African War Memorial in Cornhill in a project managed by the Bury St Edmunds Town Trust.

Scaffolding was being put up earlier this month.

Repair works to the South African War Memorial in Bury St Edmunds’ Cornhill has begun. Picture: Tamika Green
Repair works to the South African War Memorial in Bury St Edmunds’ Cornhill has begun. Picture: Tamika Green
In July, Bury St Edmunds Town Council approved funding for the project. Picture: Mark Westley
In July, Bury St Edmunds Town Council approved funding for the project. Picture: Mark Westley

Some of the works, which is said to take about a week, include steam cleaning the entire bronze to remove surface dirt and general build up of pollutants, fill any fissures and remove some of the green staining as far as possible.

The work includes steam cleaning the bronze, fill any fissures and remove some of the green staining as far as possible. Picture: Mark Westley
The work includes steam cleaning the bronze, fill any fissures and remove some of the green staining as far as possible. Picture: Mark Westley

The memorial, constructed in 1904, pays tribute to the 193 men of the Suffolk Regiment who died during the Boer War.