West Auckland Memorial Hall

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


West Auckland Memorial Hll

West Auckland Memorial Hll

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