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THE WAR MEMORIAL
As a result of the sale of the adjoining plot of land for building, the Memorial to the Fallen which has stood in Chessington Road for many years has had to be moved. Before any action was taken, diligent enquiries were made by the church authorities and by the Ewell Branch of the British Legion, to try and discover if anyone was officially and properly responsible for the care of the Memorial, but no definite information on the point could be obtained.
Mr. B.Weekes kindly undertook to remove and re-erect the Memorial, and the British Legion has promised to be responsible for its care in the future. Meanwhile a suitable site has been found for the re-erection, and with the permission of the Archdeacon, the Parochial Church Council has offered a space at the East end of All Saints' Churchyard, which we expect will shortly be suitably laid out.
It should be placed on record that while the care of the Memorial and its site has been undertaken by the Ewell British Legion--and we know of no more fitting body for the purpose--the offer of the permanent site in the Churchyard does not include the ownership of the land, which the Church Council is not empowered to part with.