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Annual cleaning of Keighley Cenotaph Memorial… Remembrance Day 11/11

Aura Conservation are thrilled to have been appointed to return again this year to clean Keighley War Memorial, just in time to remember the fallen in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday in 2 weeks.

Aura returned to the statue last week to carry out the cleaning and re-waxing of the statues and Doff cleaning all the stonework to the monument, using specialist products.

101 years ago the First World War ended, and a new world began. The example and experience of those who lived through it shaped the world we live in today. Aura Conservation would like to add our voice in saying Thank You to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world. There will be a Remembrance Service in Keighley on Sunday 11th November, including a wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph at 11 a.m. followed by two minutes silence

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Bronze figure of Victory surmounting tapering stone plinth with pedestal and three-stepped base. Pedestal surmounted on 9 and 3 o’clock sides by bronze figures of a soldier and a sailor. Victory holds a laurel wreath in raised left hand and palm frond in lowered right hand. Sailor figure with outstretched arm, holding telescope to right eye. Soldier figure shown standing at ease with kit. Bronze plaque with dedicatory inscription in relief set into 6 o’clock face of plinth base. Wreath depicted in top centre of plaque. Palms in relief laid on top edge of plaque. Bronze plaque on 12 o’clock side of plinth depicts Keighley coat of arms in relief. Whole mounted on raised, paved platform, accessed by four steps. Additional tablet of stone mounted below plaque on 6 o’clock face of pedestal in 2000. Engraved inscription in centre flanked by engraved badges of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment and the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Association. Engraved badges of the Royal British Legion depicted in both upper corners.

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The 11th of November offers us a unique opportunity to show our appreciation for the generation who gave so much to secure this hard-fought victory.

The services we provide for you at aura conservation

Masonry

Stone, Brick, Cast Stone, Terracotta, Sculpture, Statuary, Bronze Statuary.

Roofing

Traditional Roof Slating, , Roof Features & Drainage, Lead Protection, Lead work, Zinc Copper & Stainless Steel, Steeplejacks and Lightning Protection.

Interiors

Painting & Decorating, Decorative Plasterwork, Tiling, Timber Flooring.

Services & Treatment

Principle Contractor on several trade refurbishment projects. Protection and Remedial Treatment, Paint Finishes, Mortars & Renders, Pointing, Paint Removal, Masonry Cleaning, Structural Repairs, Epoxy Resin Repairs.

Metal, Wood & Glass

Fine Joinery, Wood Carving, Windows and Doors, Stained Glass, Secondary Glazing, Metalwork.

You can contact us at:

Dunham House, 181 Wellington Road North, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 2PB.

Tel: 0161 442 9850 / Fax: 0161 432 8478

Email  enquiries@auraltd.co.uk 
Web    www.auraltd.co.uk

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