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Driver’s insurance expected to cover cost of replacing Shortlands war memorial

PUBLISHED: 10:41 18 October 2016

The scene of the crash in Shortlands. @Sammy_Selvage

The scene of the crash in Shortlands. @Sammy_Selvage

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The memorial was destroyed in a crash earlier this year

Expert consultants are being recruited to help restore a memorial which was destroyed earlier this year.

The Shortlands war memorial, first unveiled in October 1921, was destroyed when a car ploughed through it in July.

Bromley council expects that the driver’s insurance company will cover the cost of restoring the memorial, which had more than 60 names of fallen soldiers written on it.

The memorial was first raised in honour of the fallen men of the First World War, later, names from the Second World War and later conflicts were added.

Historic England and the War Memorials Trust are currently working with the council and an expert conservator is expected to be appointed shortly.

A memorial service is set to go ahead next month with a wooden cross standing in at the scene of the crash.

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