The Withernsea Town War Memorial clock located on St. Nicholas Church Tower will benefit from a grant in 2024 of £5000 from The War Memorials Trust grant scheme.

 The money will enable work to be undertaken to restore the clock to working condition ahead of the 80th anniversary of the end of World War Two in 2025 and to fit the necessary equipment to run the clock more cost effectively to reduce maintenance & running costs.

 Those involved in the project are Withernsea Town Council, Withernsea Big Local (main grant funder), The Town War Memorial Clock working group, and the Churches Conservations Trust. Other funders include Withernsea Lions, The Royal British Legion, The Veterans of Withernsea Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club, public donations and Church fundraisers.

 Frances Moreton, Director, War Memorials Trust said, “War memorials remind us all of the millions of lives ended, or impacted, by conflict. Preserving them not only ensures we continue to commemorate them but also shows future generations the consequences of war and encourages them to avoid such suffering.  War Memorials Trust was delighted to award this project a grant. The charity hopes the work will help ensure its future as a focal point for commemoration. Anyone concerned about any other war memorials that might need help should contact the charity, or if you believe it is important to preserve our war memorial heritage please make a donation to help us protect them.”

 Darrin Stevens of the Town War Memorial Clock working group said, ‘We are delighted to receive a grant from the War Memorials Trust’ to enable us to proceed with the work needed. We are also thankful to all the people and funders involved in the project’.