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Second 18th Battalion DLI 'Pals' Memorial Unveiled
18th Battalion Second 'Durham Pals' Memorial

18th Battalion Seat Memorial

On the 26th September 2016, the unveiling of the 2nd Seat to the 18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry took place. Located near the Bandstand at the Race Course, the bench is one of a pair recently unveiled. [see previous news story], it is identical to the earlier seat.
The benches are a joint initiative between the DLI Trustees, Durham County Council, the University, Cathedral and the Northern Echo and were funded by public subscription. The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett dedicated the bench.
The ceremony ended with the bugler's Reveille echoing off the tree-lined slopes of the Wear. Councillor Edward Bell and Colonel James Ramsbotham unveiled the memorial.

Thanks to Chris Lloyd, Chester-le-Street Advertiser 1st October 2016.