I love to read news updates about war memorials being cleaned up and refurbished. It reminds me just how many people still value the ultimate sacrifice that our ancestors made - these are the best of good news stories. One such news item I came across today.
The large memorial to those that lost their lives in the service of the Merchant Navy has been under threat structurally for some time. Located just opposite the Tower of London, the classic Lutyens design bears 12,000 names with a memorial gardens home to another 22,000 names of those lost in the Second World War.
As work gets underway, there will be a temporary exhibition up with panels on the outside walls to help bring to life the stories of those commemorated.