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War Memorial, New Brancepeth

The war memorial in New Brancepeth is located outside the Village Hall on Rock Terrace. It was unveiled on the 6th of July 1923 by Colonel J.R. Ritson OBE and dedicated by Rev. G. Mack. The memorial was built to commemorate 91 local servicemen who died in the First World War. Almost half of the £1,060 cost of the memorial was contributed by stoppages on the miners’ wages.[1] After the Second World War the names of 18 local men who died in that conflict were also inscribed on the monument. The memorial is Grade II listed.

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- "....The c6.5m tall memorial stands in front of New Brancepeth Village Hall (formerly the Miners’ Institute, not listed). In polished red granite, it comprises a two stage base, square on …

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- During the First World War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England. These have been made available by Newcastle Libraries.
Monument 1914-18 1939-45 Village - New Brancepeth

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List number: 1439580
List grade: 2
County: County Durham
Grid ref: NZ2265141668


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