Aberystwyth war memorial was built in 1922
A Grade II-listed seafront war memorial which has been battered by the elements for years is being restored.
The 87-year-old 73ft (22m) monument in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, remembers the dead of two world wars.
The £20,000 facelift includes repairs to stone and bronze work, cleaning and re-pointing.
The revamp work is being funded by Ceredigion council, the historic monuments agency Cadw and Aberystwyth Town Council.
The county council said in January, following a survey a year earlier, that the memorial needed refurbishing and repairs would cost £160,000.
Officials said the slender stone column, which has a series of large bronze sculptures representing victory and humanity, had been exposed to the sea and high winds for decades.
"The task of refurbishing Aberystwyth's war memorial will shortly be completed," said a Ceredigion council spokesman.
"The work commenced in April 2009 and includes making good and re-pointing the stonework, including the replacement and re-bedding of slate copings and the protection of bronze plates."
Aberystwyth mayor Trevor Shaftoe said the work was taking longer than expected because the memorial's name plates had to be removed and refurbished.
He added: "As a result of this Aberystwyth town council, at their last full meeting, agreed to fund an additional £2,000 to the repair work, taking the council's contribution to £7,000."
The memorial is one of only three bronze monuments in Britain designed by Italian sculptor Mario Rutelli.