Street War Memorial

Street Parish Council has been concerned about the condition of the WW1 war memorial, which is situated in Merriman Park, for a long time. Despite a refurbishment in 2009, the memorial continues to deteriorate.

A committee of councillors and representatives of local service organisations has been working hard to find a fitting replacement to be sited in a more central position.

The first hurdle was finding a suitable site in the middle of the village and this has now been found. The new memorial and a plaque bearing the names from both world wars, will be sited in the community garden adjacent to the United Reform Church.

John Candler ( www.somersetguild.co.uk/?content_id=22&member_id=450 ) of  Somerset Guild of Craftsmen, has been commissioned to design and carve a new 2 metre high memorial from Portland stone, which will be adorned with a scattering of glass poppies in  varying shades of red.  A small stone sample of the materials he will use can be seen in the Street Parish Rooms. Once planning permission is sought from Mendip District Council the plans and drawings will also be available to see.

The names of the fallen from both world wars have been fully researched by Mr. I. Higton and Mrs. C. Atkins, and these names will be carved into a Portland stone plaque which will be positioned at the back of the memorial garden. Street Parish Council will publish the list of names so that residents can ensure they are correct before they are carved in stone.

It is hoped the memorial will be in place by November 2017. 

Street Parish Council are launching a public subscription to give local people and organisations the chance to contribute towards the new memorial ; in the same way that the old memorial was financed. If you wish to contribute to this subscription to provide a new, accurate and fitting war memorial for the people of Street, please contact Street Parish Council on 01458 440588.

The Calvary of the existing memorial will be re-sited in Merriman Park once the new memorial is in place.

War Memorial, Merrimen Park, Street

Memorial Garden, High Street, Street

Memorial Garden, High Street, Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are three other Memorials in Street

Memorial to Clarks Employees lost in the World Wars. Situated on Clark’s Head Office, High Street, Street.

Memorial to Pupils from Strode School who gave their lives in World War II. Situated on Leigh Road, Street.

Memorial on Strode House, (former Council Offices) Situated on Leigh Road, Street