Roads and rivers – getting access to memorials

Army engineers are helping to replace a footbridge in Dunblane that is the only direct access to the town’s war memorial.

Read more from BBC NEWS

Access to war memorials can sometimes become difficult.  The most common problems relate to memorials that are in the centre of busy roads.  When they were erected, after the First World War, trafffic was much lighter and access was not a problem. 

Another consequence of the increase in traffic, is the risk of damage to the memorial.  It is not unheard of for memorials to be damaged by collisions with traffic, sometimes more than once!  A memorial obelisk in Ropsley was even destroyed by a milk float.

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