18 February 2014 17:11 PM
Horsham War Memorial is not going to get a makeover for the centenary of the First World War, Horsham Council has announced.
Unveiled in 1921, the £500 monument was a much more modest structure than the one originally mooted at a cost of £4500. As a result of the paring of the cost it was built of poor quality limestone which would not be able to withstand the rigours of cleaning.
However, the Council`s six-month investigation into the issue has shown that the memorial, remarkably, does not need cleaning as the near-century of weathering has created a protective coating.
Pic: War Memorial circa 1923