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War Memorials

Information about war memorials maintained by the council.


Following World War I, war memorials were erected in most towns and villages in recognition of the great effort and loss that the Country had sustained during those previous 4 years. These act as a reminder to everybody of the sacrifices made by previous generations. Additional memorials were later erected to honour those who gave their lives in World War II. Across the country, services are held and wreaths are laid each year on Armistice day (11 November) in memory of those who have given their lives in all the conflicts in which our Nation has been involved. 

A copy of the Fenland District Survey carried out in the early 1990s is held at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum, and includes details of the 106 memorials located in Fenland. Fenland District Council maintains the four memorials located in each of the Fenland market towns of Chatteris, March, Whittlesey and Wisbech. War memorials in other Fenland villages are looked after by the appropriate Parish Council. 

The War Memorials Trust is a charity that provides advice, grants for repair and conservation. They can also provide advice on who is the custodian of a memorial.