The fund-raising committee was still short of funds for the construction of the memorial. By this stage the designs had been exhibited at the Palladium Cinema at 221 Clapham Road (the building is now a bar) and the finalist chosen by members of the Royal Academy. However, shortage of money was jeopardising the plans. This short article appeared in the South London Press on 18 June 1920.
STOCKWELL WAR MEMORIAL.
More Money Still Required Before Building Can be Commenced.
Funds are still needed for the Stockwell Memorial Fund before the building of the handsome design can be commenced. The original estimate has had to be revised owing to the increased price of building material, and to aid the fund a gymkhana is being held on June 23 on the tennis ground at the Brixton end of Stockwell-rd. Some generous offers towards the fund had been received but, as stated, more is required. The site for the memorial is at the junction of South Lambeth-rd. and Stockwell-rd.