Two South Tyneside war memorials get listed status

Cleadon Village War Memorial. Pic: Google Maps.
Cleadon Village War Memorial. Pic: Google Maps.

Two war memorials in South Tyneside have been listed as part of Historic England’s pledge to protect 2,500 memorials across the country.

The memorials - in Cleadon Village and Carr-Ellison Park, Hebburn - are being recognised for their historic and architectural importance and have been listed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England.

The memorials are a reminder of the sacrifices and loss the First World War brought about and commemorate the role of communities.

Carol Pyrah, Historic England’s planning director in the North East, said: “Over a million Britons lost their lives in the First World War. It’s important that their sacrifice is not forgotten.

“War memorials are a valued part of our heritage and it is absolutely fitting that we cherish and preserve them for future generations.”