A DENBIGHSHIRE town will be able to honour the Fallen this weekend and for years to come after a major refurbishment of its War Memorial.

The War Memorial in Ruthin on Wynnstay Road has undergone a programme of restorative works since September 25.


Damage to Ruthin War Memorial before the restoration work.

Damage to Ruthin War Memorial before the restoration work.


The work has included rebuilding a section of the wall which was reclining, removing ivy from the back wall, new paving on the floor of the Memorial and other works.

The work has been completed thanks to funding totalling £40,000 in time for Remembrance this weekend.

The Memorial standing on Wynnstay Road between County Hall and the Prysbyterian Church is one of the gems of the town with its column with its exquisite sculpture and the names of the town’s Fallen in past conflicts.

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The War Memorial is a listed structure by Cadw and is owned and maintained by Ruthin Town Council.

The work has been carried out by Grosvenor Construction who specialise in historic buildings and have in the past undertaken works to Harlech and Caernarfon castles, the Ysgwrn in Trawsfynydd and Cei Llechi in Caernarfon to name only a few.


Ruthin War Memorial.

Ruthin War Memorial.


Ruthin's mayor Anne Roberts said: "Approximately 18 months ago a small working group was formed to look at the condition of the War Memorial and took forward the project to carry out restorative works.

"I’m delighted that the War Memorial has been restored in time for Remembrance Sunday through the excellent work of Grosvenor Construction and the architect John Pugh, so that the town’s monument to its fallen stays in good condition for many years to come."

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The work which has secured £40,000 funding from Cadw Historic Buildings Grant Programme 2023/24, the Clocaenog Windfarm Fund and Ruthin Town Council has involved some structural work to the Memorial but all the work has been like for like to ensure the Memorial’s longevity.

The Remembrance Day Service at the War Memorial in Ruthin starts at 10.30am on Wynnstay Road this coming Sunday November 12. All are welcome.