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Colsterworth war memorial is a good example of what may be achieved during conservation, and covered the whole ethical scope from a non interventive approach to wholesale replacement of stone elements.
Concrete posts were replicated to replace those not fit for purpose and the chain link fence refurbished. The inscriptions were finally re-gilded to restore legibility.
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Skillingtons were invited to clean, gild and replicate the bronze adornments from the war memorial in the centre of Norwich city centre by Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens.
Three out of four of the wreaths belonging to bronze flagpoles were replicated and cast in bronze to match the original work and finally gilded. Also due to metal fatigue the flambeaux urn bases were removed and renewed in bronze, and finally gilded.
The city crest was also repainted and gilded with authentic colours to match the original