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The New Memorial is coming to life!

The Portland Stone is unwrapping it's glorious prize.

We visited Wells Cathedral Stonemasons yesterday who gave us a grand tour of the process's they are going through to let us bring the memorial home to Watchet. They are doing a fantastic job and the stonemason themselves are so talented, we owe them a debt of gratitude for the quality of work they are producing and for bringing our dream alive.

This unique Memorial will be one off, there will be no memorial like it in the whole of the UK. The initial drawing, done by Roxy Towells is now being transformed into the beautiful piece of sculpture you will see before you. Roxy was there to make her mark yesterday as was Josh Crockford both children instrumental in our project and future custodians of the memorial.

Wells Cathrdral Stonemasons

Wells Cathrdral Stonemasons

Wells Cathrdral Stonemasons



28th June 2014

Our Facebook page is updated regularly and with only a few months before the commemoration and dedication of Watchet's new Memorial to all our brave 56 it would be great to have all the support we can get from our Watchet townsfolk.


WW1 - Hell in the Trenches




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Spring History and learning day
Our Spring History and learning day produced some interesting information on our brave war dead. We were presented with more records of the 56 men on our honour roll. Pictured here is the daughters of Private Gordon Binding who died in world war two, aged just 29. Leaving their mother to bring up three toddlers after the war.

Gordon died in the Netherlands in operation "Market Garden" liberating the town of Limburg in the advancement into Germany along side the US Airborne forces.


Josh Crockford raised funds for the wrpg
Local lad Josh Crockford raised funds for the wrpg running in the Danesfield School Fun run, the cheque was presented at the projects Spring fling in May.



Our Spring History and learning day produced some interesting information on our brave war dead. We were presented with more records of the 56 men on our honour roll. Pictured here is the daughters of Private Gordon Binding who died in world war two, aged just 29. Leaving their mother to bring up three toddlers after the war.

Gordon died in the Netherlands in operation "Market Garden" liberating the town of Limburg in the advancement into Germany along side the US Airborne forces.



Hog Roast and spring fling
Our Hard working team before the opening of the very successful Hog Roast and spring fling. There were fun and games. Good food and the bar was the order of the day in the spring sunshine, it got Watchets generous residents out once more to support us.



Wells Cathedral Stone masons
In July the WRPG committee made a trip to the Wells Cathedral Stone masons. After a long and hard decision making meeting we decided to give them the contract to build our beloved new memorial. We were given an informative tour by their manager. The whole process was fascinating, a real eye opener for us all.

We all left full of excitement and trepidation at our task. We are all honoured to be involved in this project and want to do our very best with the donations that the public have given us.

The most important thing is that we will be bringing the spirits of the men back to their home town. Their Names will no longer be in far off fields but from where there journey's began. Sadly never to return.

These men were peoples sons, fathers and husband. they are gone but will now never be forgotten.

Wells Cathedral Stone masons