The Commissioners are pleased that after several months the repairs to the edge of pavement railings and adjacent limestone wall have been completed. The manufacture of the new railings has enable an additional handrail for the steps to be included. This has made access to the memorial itself much safer.
The Commissioners take their responsibilty for the mainentance of memorial very seriously. Last year prevenative repairs to the cross were made to stop further facturing of the stone. This was carried out as a result of recommendations received after an extensive survey by structural engineeners. Ways to further enhance the area are being considered and investigated.
The memorial was unveiled on Wednesday 18 July 1923 by the Lieutenant Governor Sir W. Fry. It was dedicated by the Vicar of Malew.
The memorial was designed by P.M.C. Kermode. It was carved from limestone by Mr W. Kissack, of Scarlett, assisted by Mr C.H. Cubbon, stone mason, of Castletown.