Kirkby firm Alpha Rail helps honour war heroes

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A Kirkby railings manufacturer is helping a town remember its fallen heroes by restoring a war memorial in time for Remembrance Sunday.

Alpha Rail has been commissioned to fabricate and install the bespoke war memorial railings design on behalf of Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council.

Named ‘Field of Poppies’, the war memorial railings design reflected the memorial nature of the monument using standard vertical metal railings and curved bar sections that were painted black. Churchill finials and round poppy details on the centre of each railing.

Alpha Rail was also asked to incorporate a removable panel so that the memorial could be accessed to lay wreaths during remembrance services.

Commenting Antony Phillips, Principal Urban Designer for Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council said, “Alpha Rail provided the relevant expertise and track record to fabricate the bespoke war memorial railings design we wanted to achieve. Alpha Rail’s communication throughout was excellent and was project delivered on time despite having to work to quite a tight deadline. Their technical staff provided regular updates at the various stages of the fabrication process and the end product was of a high standard.”

He added, “Since completion the scheme has been well received by English Heritage and the general public with positive feedback gained from local disability groups in relation to the improved access across the scheme.”