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War Memorial Homes, Hall Terrace, Willington (Willington)

A terrace of nine brick-built cottages erected in 1924 as a First World War Memorial for aged widowers and bachelors. A sandstone plaque in each of the two gable ends of the terrace provides details of the construction and dedication.

Plaque 1: "Brancepeth & Oakenshaw / Aged Miners Homes / Opened July 26th 1913 / by F.W. Render Esq., / Albury, / Willington"

Plaque 2: "Brancepeth & Oakenshaw Aged Miners Homes / These 9 homes and Reading Room / Erected as a War Memorial / by the miners / of the above Collieries / 1924"

Reference number:D49841
Historical period: Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Willington

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