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To: Durham County Council

Stop the closure of the DLI Museum

Stop the closure of the DLI Museum

We call on Durham County Council to keep the DLI Museum open, retaining it and the grounds as a lasting community facility and memorial.

Why is this important?

This Museum has housed the Durham Light Infantry's (DLI) Trustees collection for nearly 50 years. It has become a memorial and focal point of the sacrifice made by soldiers from the tyne to the tees and beyond.
The council wishes to save money by warehousing the main collection and displaying items in travelling temporary exhibitions. This will mean no permanent home for the collection which they have a duty to provide a home for. The council also has proposals to dispose of the site for redevelopment. Something that greatly disturbs the families of those soldiers who had their ashes scattered in the grounds.
We all have family and friends who served and sacrificed in the DLI and other regiments and armed forces, I believe we all need to stand up and be counted. This is a step to far !
Yes the council have tough decisions to make trying to find savings.
But this is not one they should make. Reverse this closure decision now!
If you agree please sign up to this petition.

How it will be delivered

The petition is proposed to be delivered in person.

Reasons for signing

  • Had a fantastic uncle in the DLI .39 through to 45 .he deserves it
  • To honour my great grandad Wilson who gave his life in the battle of the Somme, 100 year ago.
  • late husband served in the DLI from 1961-1968 and his medals were on display at the museum.


2015-10-28 19:08:20 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2015-10-26 12:49:59 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2015-10-26 09:34:46 +0000

500 signatures reached

2015-10-26 08:27:38 +0000

100 signatures reached

2015-10-26 08:18:01 +0000

50 signatures reached

2015-10-26 08:13:48 +0000

25 signatures reached

2015-10-26 08:11:07 +0000

10 signatures reached