War Memorial Restoration

Mossfords are proud to have been contracted by the Myddle, Broughton and Harmer Hill Parish to restore the War Memorial at St Peters Church in Myddle, Shropshire.

This 3-metre-high Red Sandstone Memorial had weather and environmental damage and the lettering was barely visible. To achieve the best possible renovation, War Memorial Restoration used a professional deep cleaning technique called DOFF.

“The DOFF System is unlike any other steam or jet-wash system. It produces a very high-temperature steam – up to 150°C at the nozzle end and the skilled operator is able to vary the temperature and pressure to vaporise and remove, paint, moss, algae, fungi and other biological matters. When the temperature in the system is high the pressure on the surface being cleaned is sympathetic and not abrasive to the stonework. Due to the heat of the system it is able to soften the paintwork without causing any damage to the stonework.” – Architectural Stone 2017

We also replaced the loose and defective mortar using a precise colour matching process on order to match the existing sealant. Furthermore we have hand sharpened and refined each letter to fully restore the glory of the original inscription.