June 12, 2018

It’s a busy month for our stonemasons as they embark on restoration and cleaning projects on Tenterden, Hawkhurst, Otford & Matfield & Brenchley War Memorials.

The team are looking forward to restoring these important public monuments to their former glory ready for the First World War Centenary Commemorations later this year.

Burslem Memorials Tonbridge War Memorial Kent

New War Memorial by Burslem, Tonbridge

At Burslem we are immensely proud of our long heritage of producing and maintaining public memorials and war monuments.   Our expert craftsmanship is on display around the world and closer to home. Locally we have been commissioned to design and supply many monuments just a few of which include the new war memorial in Tonbridge, the design and reinstatement of the West Malling Royal Airforce base memorial stones at Kings Hill and the restoration of the historic drinking water fountain on St Leonards seafront.

Burslem takes the same care and consideration in the cleaning and restoration of war memorials as we do in their manufacturing. Some public memorials require a degree of repair and refurbishment following cleaning to return them to their former glory while for others a clean is all that is needed.

Our talented team of stonemasons utilise their extensive knowledge of stone types to ensure the method of cleaning and any products used to achieve the optimum finish are suitable for the particular memorials concerned. Whilst this may appear straightforward, a great deal of irreparable damage can be done to monuments and memorials when the wrong method or cleaning product is adopted (although perhaps the most common cause of damage is caused by the incorrect mortar mix used for pointing and plastic repairs). With many years of experience Burslem are specialists in the cleaning of memorials of all sizes and in a huge variety of locations from smaller village memorials through to monuments in busy cities.

Watch this space for updates on our progress on this month’s projects & follow us on Twitter & Facebook for photos of the finished results.

Do get in touch with our team if you have a memorial that needs some TLC.

War memorial restoration, Burslem Memorials, Kent, Sussex, South East England
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