War Memorials Condition Survey Toolkit


The First World War Memorials Programme is encouraging people to look more closely at their local war memorials and to take action to ensure they are fitting tributes to those who fought in the First World War or other conflicts. This tool kit is aimed at helping anyone who wants to assess and record the condition of a war memorial. Your survey will help to

  • Identify whether the memorial is in good condition or whether it needs any repairs/conservation
  • Create a record that can be held locally, on the War Memorials Register and the War Memorials Online website.
  • Kickstart any action that’s needed to ensure the future of your local memorial.

The tool kit includes three short videos and several help sheets to tell you more about the programme and how to carry out your survey(s). To get started, follow the steps below.

Step 1 Discover more about the First World War Memorials Programme by watching this short film

Step 2 Learn how to do a condition survey

Step 3 Share your survey results

Step 4 Be inspired! Watch this message from some of your fellow volunteers.

First World War Memorials Programme - Recruiting a new front line from Civic Voice on Vimeo.