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War Memorial, Willington


The war memorial for Willington, Oakenshaw, and Page Bank is located in Willington, by the entrance to Willington Park. The memorial cross was built to commemorate 150 servicemen from the district who lost their lives during the First World War. It was unveiled on the 8th of November 1924 by Lord Lambton, Earl of Durham, and dedicated by the Rector, Rev. J Duncan.[1]  Following the Second World War the names of 65 men who died in that conflict were added. The memorial is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

To the glory of God and in sacred memory of the gallant men of Willington, Oakenshaw and Page Bank who sacrificed their lives in the Great War 1914-1918. And the World War 1939-1945. "They died that we might live”

Willington Willington at War War Memorials Historic Buildings and Monuments in Greater Willington
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War Memorial, Willington

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War Memorial - Willington

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Cenotaph Willington Co. Durham

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Willington, Oakenshaw, and Page Bank War Memorial Cross
- "....The c7m tall memorial, in Creetown granite, stands to the south of Low Willington. It takes the form of a tall cross; the cross head is based on St Cuthbert ...

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Willington - Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Roadside

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Willington at War
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Willington at War
- 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.

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