Chalk Badges to be Restored

The Fovant badges are famous, but less well known are those at nearby Sutton Mandeville. The Sutton Mandeville Heritage Trust has received £88,300 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the regimental badges of the Warwickshire Regiment, and the 7th (City of London) Battalion of the London Regiment which are sited alongside each other on the hillside and which have both become overgrown. They were cut by soldiers in 1916 when they were training at Sutton Mandeville before they were sent to the Front.

Local people decided they wanted to restore the badges to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Work is beginning this summer.

Find out more about the work and the Heritage Trust here.

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