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broomfield remembrance garden temple nov 2016The Remembrance Garden Temple

A campaign by the Friends of Broomfield Park to restore the Park's Remembrance Garden has finally succeeded.  Enfield Council notified the Friends this week that the War Memorial Trust has agreed to a grant of £63,270 to the Council.  This represents 75 per cent of the total cost - the remainder will be paid by the Council

  1. War Memorial Temple - roof repairs and new stained glass windows replicating the original design.
  2. Memorial cairn - repair of damaged stones
  3. Terrace paving - repair and replacement of paved areas and steps in front of the Memorial.
  4. Pond and fountain - repair of damaged plinth and new urn with working fountain.
  5. Bird bath - Levelling the base and new stone bath installed
  6. Pergola - replacement of rotten timbers.
  7. Entrance archways and walls - repairs to brickwork 8. Handrails installed for disabled access (by the steps under the pergola and at the Broomfield Lane entrance)

Work is expected to begin in April.

According to Friends committee member Sue Younger, who has been leading the efforts to restore this highly individual remembrance garden, the good news comes after nearly three years of campaigning.  She says that "The moral is, if at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again."

Broomfield Remembrance Garden in 1930sThe pond and fountain as they looked in the 1930s

Broomfield Remembrance Garden pond Feb 2017The pond in its present condition

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Jean Davies's Avatar
Jean Davies posted a reply #2817 23 Feb 2017 12:45
Very Good news. Look forward to watching the work being completed. Well done to all the people who have worked hard to get the grant.
Chrystalla Georgiou's Avatar
Chrystalla Georgiou posted a reply #2825 24 Feb 2017 15:28
Wonderful news. A Remembrance Garden should always look respectful.

Well done all.
John Phillips's Avatar
John Phillips posted a reply #2836 27 Feb 2017 20:32
Well done to Sue Younger and all who worked for this.
David Eden's Avatar
David Eden posted a reply #2847 02 Mar 2017 13:05
Wonderful news. Will be absolutely beautiful.
Colin Younger's Avatar
Colin Younger posted a reply #3331 11 Nov 2017 13:38
The restoration work on the Broomfield Park Remembrance Garden is almost complete as those who attended yesterday's Remembrance ceremony could see.

David Eden's Avatar
David Eden posted a reply #3332 13 Nov 2017 12:01
Gorgeous!!