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Castle Court remembers start of World War One


Published by Craig Downs for Derwentside Homes Ltd in Housing and also in Communities

An event marking the centenary of the start of the First World War takes place at an older person’s housing scheme in Stanley next week.

August 6 is the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of hostilities in what became known as the Great War - and staff and tenants at Castle Court in Annfield Plain, Co. Durham will be commemorating the historic event with a day of activities.

The event runs from 10am - 3pm and all the local community are welcome to attend.

Half of all money raised at the event will go to the Help the Heroes charity while the other half will go towards the Tenant Community Group at Castle Court.

There will be music, and a summer fair with stalls, a buffet and refreshments on the day.

Castle Court, which is owned and managed by North Durham housing provider, Derwentside Homes opened just over a year ago and is a development of 41 luxury apartments all featuring fully fitted bathrooms and kitchens, as well as a communal washing/drying area, modern wet rooms, a hairdresser’s, IT/cinema suite and a large, fully landscaped central courtyard.

Special guest on the day will be 105-year-old Alice Coulson from nearby Stanley Court. Alice, who is Derwentside Homes’ oldest resident, was five when the First World War broke out and is really looking forward to the day.


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