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War Memorial Cross, Welfare Park, Blackhall Colliery (Blackhall Colliery)

Large cross of Latin type on a tapering pedestal on a stone coursed base. The monument sits on a semi-circular raised platform with five steps leading up to the base. It is surrounded by bushes and flowers on a piece of grass close to the bowling green. Each side of the pedestal has been smoothed to bear the dedication (front) and the names of the war dead from various conflicts on each of the other three sides. Specifically mentioned: First World War, WW2 1939-45, Korean conflict. Most recently a plaque was added in 2011 dedicated to conflicts since the world wars. Designed in 1952. (1-2)

Reference number:D48866
Historical period: First World War (1914 to 1918)
Mid 20th Century (1933 to 1966)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1433641

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