THE borough’s war memorials have been tidied up in time for next month’s World War One centenary commemoration.

Memorials in Langley, Cippenham, Chalvey and Slough have all been cleaned and had protective wax applied.

The lettering on the Cippenham Memorial and Langley Memorial has also been repainted and some repointing has been done at Chalvey Memorial to repair minor erosion.

Cllr James Swindlehurst, commissioner for neighbourhoods and renewal, said: “Though it would be wrong to structurally alter our memorials, we made a commitment some time ago that all the town’s memorials were cleaned and in a fit state to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.

“These works have all been undertaking without damaging them and with methods agreed with the War Memorials Trust. The works to clean and repoint our existing memorials ensures Slough is ready and prepared to play our part in the national remembrance and commemoration events being organised around the country.” The work was funded by the council. All the memorials are nearly 100 years old.