war memorial awarded Grade II listed status by Government
historic war memorial in Highbridge commemorating the lives of dozens
of local railway workers who died in World War 1 has been given
Grade II listed status this week.
Secretary of State has announced the status for the Somerset and
Dorset Joint Railway War Memorial which is located in Highbridge's
Garden of Remembrance in Southwell Gardens, pictured here.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, Pam Lyes, the secretary of Highbridge War
Memorial Trust, said: "We're all very pleased with this news
- it's lovely for the memorial and Highbridge to be recognised in
is often forgotten so it's wonderful to see an important part of
our town's history being remembered by the Government with this
memorial was unveiled in March 1922 to commemorate the S&D line
staff who died in WW1 and was moved to its current location in 1965
after being salvaged from the S&D station when it closed down.
wording on the memorial states: "This tablet is erected by
their fellow workers in memory of the men who left the loco carriage
and wagon department of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway to
serve with the forces during the great war."
Grade II listed status will also enable those that maintain it to
access additional funds to help with its upkeep.