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West Auckland (County Durham)

In 1925 an institute hall was built as a war memorial to commemorate the men of the village who had served and died in the First World War. In 2009 a memorial garden was constructed on the village green in front of a disused pant (water fountain with pump) as a means of regeneration of the former monument and as a way of completing the list of commemorated WW1 soldiers. It also provided a place to commemorate those of the village who served and fell in WW2 and Northern Ireland.

Reference number:D44387
Event(s):The identification of Historic Landscapes in Durham Project; Chris Blandford Associates

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