The War memorial board was unveiled in Thaxted on 11 November 2017.Although every Armistice Day since 1919 a two minute silence has been observed at Thaxted’s Guildhall,this year for the first time it was followed by the unveiling of a memorial board with the names of those that died in the cause for freedom.Thaxted lost 55 men in the Great War and 10 men died in the Second World War.

An initative between the Thaxted branch of The Royal British Legion and Thaxted Parish council has culminated in uniting the names of all those that fell in both wars in one place,on one board.

At Paragon Restoration we were delighted to be approached and involved with this project and help bring it  to fruition.A local joinery workshop made the board and carved the names.Matt,the restorer,here at Paragon then prepared the board,coloured the lettering and line work and gave it a final finish.

The memorial board is situated under the beams at the Guildhall for all to see and admire.Every Armistice Day it is at a focal point which marks the start of the procession to the church for the Remembrance service.We will remember them.