Clara Vale War Memorial

  • Description

    "The memorial stands in a prominent position at the east side of the Co-operative Stores within the triangle of the two roads entering the village of Clara Vale from the south. It is a square block of Aberdeen granite and stands ten feet high, and surmounted by a bowl and urn. It bears the fifty six names of the men who were employed at the Colliery who fell in the Great War. The site was given as a gift from the Stella Coal Company who also agreed to erect a surrounding wall and paling. The site was regarded as being in an ideal position, with the wood in the background and westbound travellers on the railway being given an unrestricted view of the memorial. The unveiling and dedication of the memorial took place on the afternoon of Saturday, 22nd of October 1921. Councillor Robert Wren, Chairman of the Ryton Council, presided...."
  • Owner

    Ryton and District War Memorials Project
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 7 months ago
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