Chester-le-Street Heritage Group

The 2014 Exhibition

The 2014 Heritage Group Exhibition was launched with a lecture by Clive Bowery on the subject of Chester-le-Street personnel who lost their lives during the World War One conflict.

The lecture which took place on Monday the 4th August was well attended with the main room in the Parish Centre being filled to capacity.

The talk centred on several of the names that appear on the War Memorial  of which a few are listed here:

Lt. Lindsay A. Barrett MC.

Sgt. Maj. James Dyson.

Sgt. Arthur G. Rutter. DCM.

Pte. Edward Hope DCO

Pte. Thomas Longstaff.

Pte. Richard Waugh.

Pte. A.E. Davis.

Sapper. Robert William Logan.


The lecture was followed by a Candle Lit Vigil across the road at the World War One Memorial located behind the Parish Church.

Participants who wished to remember those who were commemorated on the Memorial, took a candle and a message which could be read and spend a few moments in reflection.

The packed Parish Centre for the talk by Clive Bowery.

The Candle Lit Vigil held at the World War One Memorial.

The entrance to the Exhibition lined with scrolls depicting WW 1 Soldiers from Chester-le-Street.

The main Exhibition opened at 10am on Tuesday 5th August and closed on Saturday 9th August at 4pm..

At the entrance foyer there was an impressive selection of displays featuring information about some of the soldiers from Chester-le-Street who were involved in the fighting during World War One.

The exhibition also featured photographs associated with various schools associate with the town, such as Bullion Lane Secondary Modern, The Hermitage and Hilda Park.

 A section of photographs were also included commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Northern General Transport which was celebrated last year.

The Main Hall Exhibition

The Hermitage School Form 1B 1987

Bullion Lane Secondary Modern School - Class 5 - 1948