Brighton War Memorial

DBR Southern
The Brighton War Old Steine Memorial by John W Simpson is composed of Portland stone and bronze, and commemorates the 2,597 local men and women who fell in the First World War.

The classically styled memorial is in the form of a Roman water garden with three elements: a shallow pool and fountain, a screen of columns with a small shrine, and two bronze pylons standing at the northwest and northeast corners listing the names of the fallen. 
The domed centre piece carries the inscription:
 
HIGH SEAS/ NORTH SEAS/ HOME SEAS/ ARCTIC BALTIC/ MEDITERRANEAN/ FRANCE AND/ FLANDERS/ PALESTINE/ MESOPOTAMIA/ RUSSIA/ ITALY/ MACEDONIA/ DARDANELLES

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In 2017, DBR Southern carried out a comprehensive cleaning programme of the memorial as well as masonry repairs in preparation for Armistice Day celebrations.
 
DBR Conservation contributed to the project by cleaning the thick greasy soiling from bronze work with warm water and non-ionic surfactant, wood tools and soft brushes. All ‘weep’ holes were cleared to allow drainage, and the final treatment was the application and buffing of microcrystalline wax.
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