A big operation to clean up war memorials at Eton College and Parish Church in Windsor was carried out for free by a team from a generous local company.

The men from Structural Repairs at the Arches, Alma Road, Windsor did their work the day before Remembrance Sunday - ensuring that even if attendance at ceremonies had to be minimal due to Coronavirus, the memorials looked sparkling.

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Cllr Samantha Rayner, deputy leader of the Royal Borough, said: "The transformation is spectacular.

Royal Borough Observer: The Eton Memorial after the clean upThe Eton Memorial after the clean up "At times like these Remembrance Sunday is very important as we come together to remember those who have fought and died for us in the past and present, particularly as Windsor is a barrack town of four regiments and many cadet groups. The War Memorial is central to our commemoration of that day and lists the names of our town. Many residents are still connected to those names and so to have the memorials cleaned means a great deal.”

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The teams of five from Structural Repairs were led by company management liaison officer Calum Weeks and business development manager Matt Stockill.

Mr Stockill said: "The company has only moved into the town recently and it was a good way to put something back into the community.

"We felt like celebrities as people were coming up to watch us, delighted by what we were doing."

You can visit the company's homepage on structuralrepairs.com