Parish Notes

W.V.S. Roll of Honour 1939-45
The Durham Chronicle 20/04/1951 reports the week-long display of the W.V.S. Roll of Honour which includes all the members from the UK who were killed in 1939-45.
Among the five women from Northumberland and Co. Durham was Mrs. Margaret Lorraine of New Seaham who was killed in a bombing raid. The public house which she ran (Colliers Inn) received a direct hit. She had already led her invalid husband and customers to safety.

The W.V.S. Roll of Honour states that she helped as a Rest Centre Worker and Knitter. She died on 23rd October 1941.

Acknowledgments: Mr. Matthew McMurray, BA (Hons), MA, WRVS Archivist.

The WRVS web Site

WRVS Roll of Honour