The 10-month project to stabilise the river bank is now complete, and the site is now open for all to use.
The scheme involved carefully removing the Grade II listed monument and surrounding walls and plaques. The riverbank was then piled to secure the land from further falling into the River Mersey. Following this, the monument and surrounding features to re-established onsite.
We also took the opportunity to upgrade the surrounding area, including new the installation of new benches and paving.
Specialist stonemasons Mather and Ellis have rebuilt the stone walls, columns and steps that lead up to the Cenotaph. There's also a new ramped access and floodlighting has been added to light the memorial at night.
Time capsules that discovered inside the Cenotaph in July were removed and are now on display at Warrington Museum. They've been replaced in the Cenotaph by three, brand new time capsules, filled by local primary schools working with Culture Warrington.
The old penny found cemented into the base of the Cenotaph monument has been replaced along with a new commemorative Centenary coin.
Cllr Bowden visited the site ahead of the official re-dedication of the Cenotaph at Remembrance Sunday 10 November 2019. He accompanied by Deputy Council Leader, Cllr Kathy Mitchell and the council's Armed Forces Champion, Cllr Graham Friend.