Memorial Details

Photo: Dorothy Hall


Memorial All wars Roadside





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Original Location

Outside St. Clare’s Church, Central Avenue.

Which war

All Wars

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Unveiled and dedicated on Saturday, 8th November 2008, ahead of the Remembrance Day the following day.

Memorial Description

Three tall pieces of rough slate, rising out of a bed of upended slates. One is a Remembrance Stone, one is a Peace Stone and the other a Pinnacle Stone. Each bears a statement in elaborate capital lettering incised and whitened.

Materials used

Cumbrian slate


On Remembrance Stone:
At / the going / down of / the sun / and in the / morning / we will / remember / them.

On Peace Stone:
Pax/ crying peace / not as / refuge / from / pressure / or pain / but / for its / absolute self.
We will remember

On Pinnacle Stone:
It is / in the / mind / and / heart / that / wars must / end.



Who commissioned

Newton Aycliffe Rotary Club



How money was raised

Local councils at varying levels; public subscription; Sedgefield Borough Council Community Fund

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Peter Furlonger of Gateshead


1. The town is the oldest of the New Towns established after 1946, being built in 1947.

2. The design was a collective effort between Peter Furlonger, The Rotary Club and the Diocese.

3. The local crane hire company Ross and Wright carried the stone into position free of charge.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Dorothy Hall

Northern Echo 24/10/2008 carries the story with photos of the erection of the stones.

Durham County News May 2009

Source of quotation:
“At the going down of the sun……….” For the Fallen Laurence Binyon.

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Dorothy Hall; Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale

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