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War Memorial, Distington


Distington War Memorial commemorates the fallen of Distington, Pica, Winscales and Dyonside. It was unveiled on 16th of April 1921 by Major C A Valentine TD, of Ellerkeld, Workington, and dedicated by the Reverend T Foster Edwards. The memorial commemorates 53 local servicemen who lost their lives in the  in the First World War. It was made by Messrs Beattie and Co. and paid for by public subscription. Later, the monument was further dedicated to 21 local men who were killed in the Second World War. The memorial was restored in 1992 and was moved a short distance from its original location in 2001 due to road improvements.[1]

Distington War Memorials Historic Buildings and Monuments in Distington Civil Parish
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Distington War Memorial

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Distington War Memorial
- "First World War memorial, unveiled 16 April 1921, with later additions for the Second World War...."

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MEMORIAL: DISTINGTON, PICA, WINSCALES AND DYONSIDE
- "....Five stepped base surmounted by a Plinth with cornice and an obelisk. The inscription is on the sides of the plinth- WW1 inscription on 3 faces, and WW2 inscription on ...

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