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Remembrance Day 2019

In time for Remembrance Sunday and Remembrance Day yesterday, Chelmsford City Council commissioned Bakers of Danbury Ltd to carry out a complete restoration to our City’s War Memorial. Chelmsford War Memorial sits to the front (north) of the Civic Centre. Restoration work started Monday 4th and was completed Thursday 7th November.

We first erected a large scaffold and monarflex sheeting around the memorial to protect the pedestrian footpath and passersby from overspray when cleaning the Portland stone, provide the Stonemasons with access to the full height of the memorial and also to prevent unauthorised access. Our Stonemasons carried out a Doff Clean which uses pressurised steam and also re-pointed the Portland stone cenotaph, square plinth and stepped base.

Nick Eveleigh, Chief Executive of Chelmsford City Council, said;

The Council is fully committed to restoring War Memorials in its care that honour people who have laid down their lives for this country.”

Chelmsford War Memorial was erected 1923, originally dedicated to those men of Chelmsford killed on military service in the First World. It was later dedicated to all those people of Chelmsford, both military personnel and civilians, who died during the Second World War. The north face of the plinth is inscribed with

TO THE MEN OF CHELMSFORD WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1918", the east face with "AND TO ALL CITIZENS WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945" and the south face with "OUR GLORIOUS DEAD".

Essex Wildlife Trust

2019 marks the 20th year that Bakers of Danbury Ltd have been corporate sponsors for Essex Wildlife Trust.

Bakers work in partnership with Essex Wildlife Trust whenever the opportunity arises. Financial support from Corporate members such as Bakers of Danbury is vital in enabling Essex Wildlife Trust to carry out Wildlife Conservation work across the County.

The aim of Essex Wildlife Trust is to protect Wildlife for the future and for the people of Essex. Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity and is supported financially by members, local businesses and grant making organisations. It has more than 37,000 members, manages and protects over 8,400 acres of land on 87 nature reserves, 2 nature parks and runs 11 visitor centres.

Essex Wildlife Trust Corporate Sponsorship

Grant Maton, Corporate Communications Officer for Essex Wildlife Trust said; “Your membership is greatly valued by the Trust and enables nature conservation to be undertaken around the county. Thank you for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.”

Bakers of Danbury offered additional support Essex Wildlife Trust’s recent Danbury Ridge Living Landscape partnership project, which was set up to help conserve local wildlife after a survey was carried out to identify the potential planting sites throughout Danbury Ridge Living Landscape. To read more about the Danbury Ridge project visit