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Old Raineians Association
 

Old Raineians’ Association Henry Raine Memorial Restoration

Through the application of various grants, The Henry Raine Memorial at St Georges in The East has been faithfully and painstakingly restored. The following pages of photographs and text explain some of the procedures involved. The restored railings, part funded by the ORA are painted dark green. In Victorian times, contrary to expectation, black paint was yet to be manufactured, as it would not dry!

Because of extensive movement caused by the rusting of ferrous fixings the monument was reluctantly dismantled and all fixings replaced with stainless steel.

No time capsule was found but one has been installed containing a copy of The Guardian and Daily Star, business cards, images of the team involved and a bottle of beer ! Hopefully this impressive monument will once again become the focal point of the gardens and the school may again hold their commemorative services there for years to come.

Henry Raine Memorial Restoration
The original memorial
 Old Raineians Association The original memorial  
Contributed by Roy Smith
Original Date - 2008

Henry Raine Memorial Restoration
Some views of the damage
 Old Raineians Association Some views of the damage  
Contributed by Roy Smith
Original Date - 2008

Henry Raine Memorial Restoration
Some views of the damage
 Old Raineians Association Some views of the damage  
Contributed by Roy Smith
Original Date - 2008

Henry Raine Memorial Restoration
Some views of the damage
 Old Raineians Association Some views of the damage  
Contributed by Roy Smith
Original Date - 2008

Henry Raine Memorial Restoration
Scafolding goes up
 Old Raineians Association Scafolding goes up  
Contributed by Roy Smith
Original Date - 2008

Henry Raine Memorial Restoration
Dismantling starts
 Old Raineians Association Dismantling starts  
Contributed by Roy Smith
Original Date - 2008

Henry Raine Memorial Restoration
Testing the cleaner
 Old Raineians Association Testing the cleaner  
Contributed by Roy Smith
Original Date - 2008

Henry Raine Memorial Restoration
More close ups
 Old Raineians Association More close ups  
Contributed by Roy Smith
Original Date - 2008

Henry Raine Memorial Restoration
More close ups
 Old Raineians Association More close ups  
Contributed by Roy Smith
Original Date - 2008

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