This wiki was launched in November 2008 and it wiki lists the memorials in the current London Borough of Lewisham area, which includes the old Metropolitan Boroughs of Lewisham and Deptford. The initial information was collected by Paul Dyer, a regional volunteer with the UK National Inventory of War Memorials, who generously donated a copy of his research. This was developed by Ann O’Brien, a volunteer at the Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre, to lay the foundations of this wiki. Further research and numerous pages for people are being added by Andy Pepper another volunteer. Thanks to their hard work this project is becoming a comprehensive resource.
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For more information on this project click here. This is an ongoing project, which aims eventually to include all the war memorials in the borough, with descriptions, pictures, locations (marked on a map), inscriptions, names recorded, biographies, newscuttings, and histories.
We need your help to complete this project. Do you know of any memorials not yet included? We also want to record details of the people commemorated. Do you have information about someone whose name appears on a memorial in the borough? An example of the type of personal details we would like to add to this site, and collect for the archives, can be seen at Albert Baker, Humphries, William V A*, Humphries, William Henry James* and Tappenden, Alfred Bernard*.
* Material provided by Alan Humphries January & September 2009
If you would like to support this project you are welcome to submit any more information on the memorials and the people commemorated on them. There are a number of ways you can contribute to this wiki:
- Click here to contribute to this wiki
- By email to ku.vog.mahsiwel|seiduts.lacol#ku.vog.mahsiwel|seiduts.lacol
- By post to Local History and Archives Centre, 199-201, High Street, Lewisham
- or at any Lewisham Borough Library and ask for it to be sent to the Local History and Archives Centre at Lewisham Library.
Links to some useful pages:
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A new Project has been launched In Memoriam 2014 - the War Memorials Trust and the SmartWater Foundation have joined together to provide greater protection for war memorials in the United Kingdom. In addition to locating and photographing memorials, this project will provide SmartWater, a forensic liquid, free of charge to vulnerable and at risk war memorials.
This wiki is still being developed and subject to change. Please bear with us until it is completed. If you have any suggestions for improvements or inclusions please let us know. Click here to contact us