Businessman offers to clean Boston War Memorial for free

Boston War Memorial.
Boston War Memorial.

Boston War Memorial is set to get a free clean, worth £2,200, after the council accepted a ‘generous’ offer from a local businessman.

Self-employed Andrew Baker, 30, runs businesses Aquamist and JETADRIVE in the Boston area.

Andrew Baker (right) and colleague Ian Stones.

Andrew Baker (right) and colleague Ian Stones.

He recently posted on Facebook offering to ‘help the community’ and give the memorial a soft wash and jet wash ‘for the veterns and family and friends to see their loved ones’ names’.

Mr Baker, who has lived in Boston all his life, told The Standard: “I was on Facebook and looking at the Boston Memory Site and people were moaning about how dirty the memorial is and that it needed sorting.”

Mr Baker has offered to clean the stone work up to the crown and the floor around the memorial – however he will not be cleaning the names due to the danger of damaging them with certain chemicals.

A spokesman for the council said: “We have met with Mr Baker and, subject to receiving some additional information about the cleaning process, we have accepted his generous offer to clean the war 
memorial.”

The work is set to start mid-March.