Hall Conservation is delighted to announce that our award-nominated work on the conservation of the Tottenham War Memorial has been included as part of a case study produced by Historic England.
The case study is entitled:
“Conserving War Memorials Case Study: Surface Treatment of Bronze Statuary First and Second World Wars Memorial, Tottenham, Haringey, London”
You can download it for free here:
Historic England, the body that looks after England’s historic environment says the case study “describes the conservation work carried out to the bronze elements of the First and Second World Wars Memorial in Tottenham which had previously been treated and painted. The paint was flaking and the surfaces looked matt and lifeless. Following investigations to assess the underlying condition, the bronzes were cleaned and repatinated with coloured waxes.”
They go on to suggest that “this guidance is intended for those designing, specifying and undertaking conservation and repair work to free standing war memorials, such as architects, building surveyors, structural engineers, project managers, contractors, craftspeople, and conservators. It will also be of interest to those responsible for making decisions, such as local authority conservation officers, custodians or volunteer groups. It also indicates where to get further help and advice.”
The case study is part of a series of resources produced by Historic England, to coincide with the centenary of the First World War.
Special thanks to Clara Willett of Historic England and Paul Latham of the Regeneration Practise
(General view of Tottenham First and Second World Wars Memorial. © Paul Latham)