Fieldwork for the Blackdown Hills War Memorials Project has begun in Hemyock. The first memorial to be catalogued is the World War I cross in the village square. This memorial lists the names of those local men lost in the First World War. Attached to the stone base are additional plaques remembering casualties of the Second World War and the Malayan Emergency of 1956.
Using our recording sheet we note the names on the memorial, and any other inscriptions. Additionally we record other information including location, building form and material. Photographs are taken from a number of different viewpoints. The textual information is then entered into our database, and the location added to the map of memorials in AONB. This procedure will be repeated for all other memorials.
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