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Facelift for CWGC plot in St Pancras Cemetery in London

29 November 2012

A CWGC plot inside one of the UK's biggest cemeteries -- which commemorates over 500 war dead from both wars -- will see a large refurbishment over the coming weeks.

The plot at St. Pancras Cemetery in north London is getting a full facelift, following a visit from a CWGC maintenance team. The plot had already been given a thorough cleaning before the Olympic Games this Summer. 

The latest work involves the cleaning of all the paving, the Cross of Sacrifice and the memorials in the plot. The paving is going to be raised, to allow for the laying of a new base. The existing sandstone paving will be re-laid, and the existing clay paving will be replaced.

Some of the clay paving has become fused and cracked over the years. The new clay paving will match the existing as closely as possible.

There is some copper staining on the shaft of the Cross of Sacrifice; this is to be removed using an innovative treatment. It is hoped that all the work at St Pancras will be completed before Christmas.