Missing war memorial is uncovered

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A war memorial from south east Northumberland has been found after going missing seven years ago.

The memorial stood in Newsham Library in Warwick Street before the building was demolished in 2008 to make way for new affordable homes.

The artefact is of great historical importance to the people of Newsham, but had not been seen by local people since the library closed.

With the help of Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland county councillor Val Tyler was able to find the memorial.

The museum service has also offered to assist the Newsham Residents’ Association with an application for funding to help re-site the memorial.

Coun Tyler said: “This is a great mystery solved and is very good news for residents.

“I hope that in time a new home can be found, and this piece of history will once again be accessible to all.”