BBC Radio Leicester has broadcast a five minute interview with Springbourne Homes’ Managing Director Adrian Burr to highlight his bid to fully restore a desecrated World War One Memorial discovered on his latest development in Wellsborough, Leicestershire.
Breakfast show presenter Jo Hayward visted the 10 acre site on Bosworth Road, near Market Bosworth, to meet up with Adrian and find out more about the Springbourne MD’s national appeal for help in tracing the names of the WW1 heroes honoured on the memorial.
Their names were originally listed on a commemorative brass plaque on the stone monument, which was set in the grounds of the former Hornsey Rise Memorial Home.
However, the Memorial Home closed in 2012 with the buildings soon falling into ruins and heartless thieves have since stolen the plaque.
Adrian is determined to find the missing names and restore them to the memorial so they’ll never be forgotten again and his passionate stance attracted the attention of the BBC, who asked to speak to him.
Not only did the resulting interview earn a prime time slot on Radio Leicester’s breakfast show, the station also carried a story about the appeal on their news bulletins throughout the morning.
Now Adrian’s hoping the station’s listeners will respond and help him discover the identities of the forgotten heroes so he can honour them on the Memorial once again.
Adrian’s also pledged to give the restored memorial pride of place in a new Peace Garden as Springbourne develop the former Care Home site to provide 20 new homes.
Click on the link below to hear Adrian’s full interview with BBC Radio Leicester’s top presenter Jo Hayward.