Ritec recently worked on restoring the bronze Fire Fighters Memorial which is located at a symbolic site on the south side of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Ritec specialists Bob Wallman and Martin Burkett were bought in to restore the memorial and bring it back to its original state.
The Firefighters Memorial, depicting a Fire Officer and two Firemen, cast in bronze engaged in firefighting duties, was originally called ‘Blitz’ and was dedicated to the men and women of the Fire Service who lost their lives as a result of their duties during World War II. Her Majesty, the late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, unveiled this memorial on 4 May 1991.
In the year 2000 HM Government, responding to a growing feeling that a memorial to peacetime Firefighters was long overdue, invited the Trust to consider combining such a memorial with our existing World War II ‘Blitz’ memorial.
In September 2003, our Patron Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal rededicated the newly elevated and renamed ‘Firefighters Memorial’,
The Firefighters Memorial is located close to St Paul’s Cathedral, which is often symbolically represented as a famous building which stood in defiance of all of the fires burning and general destruction around it, caused by the Blitz on London.
Check out the before and after picture below