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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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

Moor street synagogue in Sunderland

Plaque to the fallen men from the Jewish Community in Sunderland originally situated in Moor Street Synagogue

17th Durham Voluntary Aid Hospital

The Red House, Etherley, Bishop Auckland

Livingstone Road Drill Hall and Garrison Field, Sunderland

7th Durham Light Infantry drill hall and parade ground

Mission for German Seamen, Sunderland

Second Oldest German Seaman's Mission in England


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