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    Default DARLINGTON - McMullen Road

    From David Thompson

    Sadly the memorial looks unkempt and the plaque has been slightly damaged . It sits at the junction of McMullen Road and Allington Way and was dedicated on 6 May 1986 by the then Mayor of Darlington Councillor Joe Anderson. In 1946 and in recognition of William Bill McMullen's bravery Lingfield Lane was renamed McMullen Road in his honour. In recent years there has been an increase in the interest shown to the memorial and the memory of Bill McMullen and remembrance services are now held on 13 January, the anniversary of the Lancaster crash which are supported by local townsfolk and 405 (Darlington) Squadron ATC.








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    The story of Bill McMullen's accident appeared in the Northern Echo on Saturday and there is to be a remembrance gathering at his memorial on Tuesday evening , 13th January at 8:30pm and all are welcome to attend . Details here ;
    http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/fea...y_of_McMullen/

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    Default Re: DARLINGTON - McMullen Road

    I'd have gone over but there's snow n ice up my way and they don't mix well with motorbikes....

    PER ARDUA AD ASTRA!

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    The snow stopped falling just before the service started but it was still bitterley cold but not cold enough to stop 30 or so hardy souls , including the mayor and mayoress from turning out to pay their repects . There were several standard bearers on parade including one from 405 (Darlington) Squadron ATC who also provided a bugler . This service does now appear to have become an annual event thanks to recent publicity and the efforts of the Darlington Branch of the RBL .

    Some details here ; http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/new...liam_McMullen/

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