Stories about Places


Discover stories about County Durham places in the First World War. Stories about sites, buildings and monuments connected with the war appear as pins on the interactive map. You can contribute new stories to this website, or add additional information and media to existing stories.

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Lumley Castle, Chester-le-Street

Potential Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital

St Gabriel's Institute, Sunderland

20th Durham Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital

Social Centre, Sunderland

11th Durham Voluntary Aid Detachment

Normanhurst, West Hartlepool

8th Durham Voluntary Aid Detachment

Saltwell Towers, Gateshead

St John's Ambulance Brigade Hospital

Whinney House, Gateshead

1st Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital

Whitburn Hall, Front Street, Whitburn

Baronet's residence used as recruitment and training depot

The Fox and Hounds Inn, Cotherstone

Base used for recruitment in Teesdale

Shildon Lodge Colliery

Coal mine that employed boys during the war

Seaham Infirmary Buildings

Hospital established in Seaham by Marchioness of Londonderry

St Hild's College, Durham

Teacher training college for women in Durham

Durham County Council's dairy and poultry school at Sherburn Hall

School training women in dairy work and poultry keeping during the war


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