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Pipe dream (From The Northern Echo)

Vic Armorey died in the First World War. Thanks to a remarkable coincidence, his memory resonates ever closer to home.

RALPH Victor Armorey, still Uncle Vic to Agnes Hall though she could never have known him, was killed on the Somme in September 1916, aged only 22.

Four years later, in the Wesley Methodist chapel at Esh Road, Ushaw Moor, a fine pipe organ was dedicated to his memory and that of Charles Henry Walker, his best friend at school. A brass plaque acknowledged their sacrifice.

The chapel – “our little Bethel,”


via Pipe dream (From The Northern Echo).

  1. michael dickinson
    December 14, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    There is actually a photograph of Vic Armorey on this website. he went to school with my grandfather at Ushaw Moor Junior School


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