War paint! Sunderland spends £30,000 sprucing up city’s memorials

Left, Graham Hall, Chair of the Sunderland Armed Forces Network, with Councilor Harry Trueman, Deputy Leader of Sunderland City Council, at the Burdon Road War Memorial.

Left, Graham Hall, Chair of the Sunderland Armed Forces Network, with Councilor Harry Trueman, Deputy Leader of Sunderland City Council, at the Burdon Road War Memorial.

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WAR memorials across Wearside have been given a facelift ahead of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

A dozen memorials, including the Burdon Road Cenotaph which is the focus of Remembrance Sunday services, are being repainted, repointed or resurfaced as part of a £30,000 city council maintenance project.

Works at Burdon Road have been completed in time for 4th Regiment Royal Artillery to mark its 40th Freedom anniversary and city centre parade on Saturday, August 2, while events to mark the centenary include a service at Sunderland Minster from 10.30am on Monday, August 4.

 

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