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War Memorial Pavement (All Wars), St. Cuthbert's Churchyard, Peterlee (Peterlee)

Memorial in the form of St. Cuthbert's Cross, constructed of snowcrete (very bright white concrete), set just proud of ground level within an area of brick paving by the north churchyard wall. A raised and sloping plinth between the head of the cross and the wall carries a plaque that simply reads "Lest We Forget". Peterlee is a New Town and therefore never had a conventional war memorial although the town does have a very active British Legion Branch - money was raised by the Town Council for the creation of the memorial and it was dedicated to those who served or were lost in war. (1). Installed in 1983 (2).

Reference number:D49497
Historical period: First World War (1914 to 1918)
Late 20th Century (1967 to 2000)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Peterlee


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