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Reference WMO/283374


Liberty Way/Dame Dorothy Way (A183) junction





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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Metal plaque on wooden backboard
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Left hand side-LIBERTY WAY/During the Second World War 2,170 liberty ships/were built in North America//They were based on a design taken there in 1940 by/Mr R Cyril Thompson the Managing Director of/J L Thompson Shipyard which are operated the/base at North Sands.//The parent vessel for the liberty ships was the/'Empire Liberty' designed and built by/Thompsons in Sunderland./ Right hand side- 1944-June 6th-1994/This plaque was unveiled on the 50th anniversary/of the D-Day landings//Monkwearmouth Local History Group/commemorates all those who saw active service in the/Second World War and pays tribute to all/who sailed from this port in times of/war and peace.//As the tide ebbs and flows/we will remember them


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