Tideswell War Memorial, Derbyshire - Duggan & Parr
Repair and restoration were needed following numerous years of weathering that had taken their toll on the memorial. Restoration of the surrounding railings and general improvements to the enclosure were also needed. This work included creating safe access, dressing the stone, refining stone indents, raking out and pointing, restoring original carved letterings, and carrying out cleaning and repairs of the Wrought Iron Railings.
Following approval, Duggan & Parr completed a full clean of the memorial using the ThermaTech super-heated water-based cleaning system. This clean was carried out by one of their operatives trained in using the system. Scaffolding was also erected to aid in the cleaning, and the Wrought Iron railings were removed, repaired and re-installed on site using traditional lead fixings.
As the photographs show, the Duggan & Parr Stone Repair Services team did an outstanding job restoring this memorial back to its former glory. Work on such a delicate piece needs to be undertaken with care and the correct technical knowledge to ensure no damage is caused through the use of unsuitable cleaning methods.