Permanent Legacy for Swanley

With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, local business and Councillors Swanley Town Council will be installing 112 stainless steel silhouettes on a wall running through the middle of town.

Each silhouette will have a name plaque mounted below giving details of those who gave their lives in WW1, the details of which have been researched by local school children with support from Swanley History Group.

CEO for Swanley Town Council Mr Steve Nash said ‘we hope the silhouettes will last till the next centenary and we will add to the numbers provided until every resident from every conflict has been remembered by the town’.

Over 3000 poppies were knitted last year as part of the Remembrance Day in Swanley and those will be added to every silhouette to provide a field of poppies to walk on.

Mayor of Swanley Cllr Lesley Dyball said ‘this will be a great display and an on-going project for everyone to get involved with and without the support of local residents we could not achieve such projects’.

The display will be installed in time for Remembrance Day and be unveiled by local school children, members of the history society and local churches, led by the Mayor.