Remembering the fallen

The North East War Memorials Project covers Northumberland and Durham from the Tweed to the Tees and has recorded over 4,550 memorials.

With the approach of the centenary of the start of the Great War, there are many projects proposed.

NEWMP knows that people will be sending information about their own area or family to be uploaded on to the NEWMP website, www.newmp.org.uk

In order to be ready for this increased activity, NEWMP has expanded its extensive website, added newspaper articles and updated the technology. This has cost £10,000.

All members of the group are volunteers and the project has no regular income.

NEWMP does not qualify for Heritage Lottery Fund grants, as the project is progressing instead of being one with a beginning, middle and end.

NEWMP is requesting a contribution towards these costs and the running costs of the project over the next important four years of commemoration.

Help NEWMP ensure that here in the North East the tribute to those who made the supreme sacrifice is available for future generations. Donations can be made via PayPal on the NEWMP website or by cheque made payable to North East War Memorials Project to the secretary at the address below.

Dorothy Hall,

14 Park Road North,

Chester-le-Street,

DH3 3SD