Dedication of Wheaton Aston Memorial
With thoughts very much with the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme, on Saturday 2nd July 2016 the people of Wheaton Aston in Staffordshire dedicated their own memorial to the fallen of two world wars.

The tribute records the names of local soldiers who lost their lives in the two World Wars. The names are flanked with Snakes Head Fritillary, the village’s unofficial emblem.

The memorial was made possible by fund raising in the village, culminating in a sponsored cycle ride to the four compass points of Staffordshire – a massive round trip of 200 miles.

The natural glacial erratic stone was sourced in North Wales, and relocated onto the edge of the village square before the memorial plaque was fitted.

Our images show a time-line from sourcing to crane assisted delivery, placement and final dedication.