Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: C. Sanders

Memorial

Flagpole 1939-45 Millennium Garden

Reference

N66.02

Place

NEWTON AYCLIFFE

Map ref

2724

Original Location

Millennium Garden.

Which war

None

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

November 9th 1980

Memorial Description

Flagpole standing on three wide brick steps. On the middle step is a raked concrete block bearing a plaque 1 foot 3 inches high x 3 feet 3 inches wide, which has a raised single line edge. This bears the dedication in Roman capitals.

Materials used

Bronze plaque.

Inscription

Dedicated to the memory of those
men and women of the United
Kingdom and the Commonwealth who
gave their lives in defence of
freedom and democracy

We will remember them

Names

None

Notes

1. Part of the site of the garden is on St. Clare's church land.

2. The flagpole was dedicated on the day of the opening of the Millennium Garden.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photo: C. Sanders

Northern Echo (undated but Nov. 1980) carries a photo of the opening of the Millennium Garden with the group beside the flagpole.

Source of quotation
“We will remember them” For the Fallen Lawrence Binyon

External web link

Research acknowledgements

C. Sanders; Dorothy Hall

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Flagpole 1939-45 Millennium Garden (N66.02)

 
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