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Local History

Pelton (County Durham)

The parish of Pelton has a number of sites that are connected to the events of the First World War through the commemoration of those of the area who served and died in the conflict. In Pelton itself there is a memorial within the Methodist church in the form of a communion set with 40 glasses dedicated to the memory of a man of the congregation who gave his life in the war. Multiple plaques dedicated to individual soldiers of the parish who contributed to the war effort can be found in the parish church of the Holy Trinity, whilst a memorial hall was built in the 1920's that served as a more utilitarian memorial, used as the clubhouse for the R.A.O.B. (Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes). The Methodist church in the village of Grange Villa on the western edge of the parish is also known to have contained a war memorial plaque but its whereabouts is now unknown since the church closed.

Reference number:D44416

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