Memorial Cottages

David Wright and Ian Pattinson gave a very informative talk last evening at the Trust’s Open Meeting.  38 persons listened intently about the origins of the Memorial Cottages, one of only two such memorials in County Durham, built in memory of men from this neighbourhood who died as a result of service in the Great War.  It was evident that a huge amount of research had been undertaken by David and Ian about the cottages, those named on the original memorial and the additional 15 persons that were added to the new plaque, unveiled last Remembrance Sunday. They intend to publish a book on the subject.




2 Responses to “Memorial Cottages”

  1. Merrin Keegan Says:

    Hi Good Morning I have just joined the group and wondered if you could help me find photos and information on a Springfield House in Shotley Bridge in around 1915 to 1920.My grandmother lived there Not sure when she left or where to go to find out..It was a training girls home maybe a workhouse. Would love information on it as I have combed the internet for a few years but nothing shows up. We live in Australia and are hoping to come over later in the year possibly to look where my heritage comes from and the way of life then.
    Kind Regards
    Merrin Keegan

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