Following the recent closure of Cleveland Bridge, Peter Gibson MP for Darlington and Paul Howell MP for Sedgefield have worked with administrators to ensure that the memorial plaques which commemorate the fallen who were employed by Cleveland Bridge are preserved.
Working with Administrators , the MPs have ensured that these plaques will be transferred to the care of the council and displayed in an appropriate place within the borough.
Peter Gibson, MP for Darlington said: “The sad demise of Cleveland Bridge threw up a number of items of historic importance and I’m delighted that the Administrators were keen to work with us to ensure they were maintained appropriately.
“The archives of this historic business will be preserved and the hugely important memorial plaques to the fallen in the. World wars from Cleveland Bridge will be preserved in perpetuity.
“The plaques will be handed to Darlington Borough Council and I hope that they will be erected in a suitable place in the town.
“Whilst this company may no longer exist the sacrifice of its former employees will never be forgotten in Darlington.”
Paul Howell, MP Sedgefield said: “These archives and plaques are poignant to so many people and I am delighted to work with Peter and the Administrators in preserving them.
“It is important that as much as possible of the history of this amazing company and its links to our town are not forgotten and my thanks go to the Administrators for their consideration and I am sure the Council will give them due prominence”