BBC Midlands Today has broadcast a TV interview with Managing Director Adrian Burr over his plans to restore a desecrated war memorial discovered at Springbourne Homes’ Wellsborough site, near Market Bosworth.
The interview, by top reporter Amy Payne, highlighted the Springbourne MD’s efforts to find out more about the monument, which was dedicated to World War One heroes.
The memorial was discovered in the overgrown grounds of the former Hornsey Rise Memorial Home on Bosworth Road as Springbourne began clearing the site in readiness to construct 19 luxury homes.
Sadly a brass plaque which commemorated the sacrifice of the WW1 heroes has been stolen so Adrian is trying to find any photographs of the 100 year old memorial so he can replicate the plaque and re-dedicate the monument in a specially created peace garden at the new development.
During a break in filming, Adrian explained: “We know that the memorial was dedicated to members of the old Natsopa print union who died in the first world war.
“Unfortunately we don’t have any clear images of the missing plaque or information about what it said.
“So we’re appealing to anyone who worked at the old care home or who had relatives or friends there, to forward any photographs or information to us.
“I want to fully restore the monument and give it pride of place in a new peace garden to pay proper homage to the history and heritage of this site.
“I’d ask anyone who can help us achieve this to contact Springbourne Homes on 02476 325900 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org”.