Two South Tyneside war memorials get listed status

Two war memorials in South Tyneside have been listed as part of Historic England's pledge to protect 2,500 memorials across the country.
Cleadon Village War Memorial. Pic: Google Maps.Cleadon Village War Memorial. Pic: Google Maps.
Cleadon Village War Memorial. Pic: Google Maps.

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.

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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.”