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Cupar’s war memorial is a large and distinguished monument, dominating the east end of the Bonnygate, with a backdrop of the Haugh Park. Unveiled by Lord Haig after the First World War and then by Queen Elizabeth  after World War II, the memorial is a site of both significance and affection for local people.

 

The memorial comprises a bronze statue of an angel standing on a white granite plinth with bronze plaques recording the names of the fallen, enclosed by cast iron railings and stone walls.

 

After a hundred years, the memorial had become badly stained and lost lettering, which obscured the quality of the memorial and reduced the quality of this important part of Cupar’s townscape.

 

The bronze was carefully repaired, cleaned and repatinated, and the granite had stains removed and lettering reinstated. This allows the subtle detail of the sculpture to be revealed in the shifting light and the memorial to once again grace Cupar’s historic townscape.