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Neasham (County Durham)

Neasham Village Hall was built in 1903 as a meeting place. Known locally as the Reading Room, the hall is now used as the village hall and is known to contain a First World War memorial triptych (ornate cupboard with hinged doors). The memorial was once attached to the exterior of the building but was moved indoors due to weather damage and is constructed of timbers from the break-up of HMS Britannia early in the 20th century. This is one of a number of memorials that were made from timbers of the Britannia - in County Durham there is another 'Britannia' triptych of very similar dimensions and style in Holy Trinity Church, Eggleston.

Reference number:D44249

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