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Newton Aycliffe (County Durham)

The efforts of those of the parish who served in the First World War and later conflicts are commemorated at a number of sites around the parish on various types of war memorial. Plaques can be found in many of the public buildings including St. Andrew's Church at Aycliffe. At St. Andrew's there is a plaque dedicated to the memory of both a former vicar of the church and his son who was soldier killed in the war - there are not many instances of this type of joint commemoration in the memorials of the county. In the churchyard of St. Andrew's there is a historic memorial cross dedicated to those who served in two World Wars whilst at Newton Aycliffe there was an All-Wars memorial erected in 2008 from three tall shards of Cumbrian slate, dedicated to Peace and Remembrance.

Reference number:D44390

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