West Auckland Memorial Hall
Located on Darlington Road, the Memorial Hall commissioned by the War Memorial Committee was formally opened by Mrs. Malcolm Smith 7 February 1925. It cost £2,750 with money raised by public subscription and the Miners’ Welfare Committee on land donated by Messrs. Bolckow & Vaughan. A donation of £50 was given by the directors of the West Auckland Brewery Co. on the understanding that a public hall was to be erected.
24 May 1924: the foundation stone was laid by James Robson esq. The other 4 stones are inscribed by:
- Sydney Monk esq,
- R. Doggart esq,
- Archibald Reed esq
- H. Kellett esq.
The Illustrated Chronicle published a report of the opening 9 February 1925.
Source: NE War Memorials Project