On original site
Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Inscribed on a plaque
- First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial:
In 2017, a memorial garden and statue to Roland Boys Bradford was unveiled. The Government commemorated the centenary of the First World War by installing an inscribed stone at the recipient's birthplace. Local councilors from Bradford's birthplace at Witton Park decided to use this occasion to create a memorial garden at the site with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Groundwork North-East and Durham County Council. A metal statue by Ray Lonsdale called The Ball was installed as part of the memorial garden. This depicts a soldier returning home from the front together with a pitman who is comforting him and passing a football to him representing giving him back his old life before the war.
There is a very informative and interesting web site dedicated to the brothers and it is well worth a visit.
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