Bikes will roar into town for heroes

Civic and military representatives at Alnwick's flag-raising ceremony to mark the start of Armed Forces Week on Monday.
Civic and military representatives at Alnwick's flag-raising ceremony to mark the start of Armed Forces Week on Monday.

Scores of motorbikes will roar into Alnwick Market Place tomorrow lunchtime, as part of an annual Help for Heroes motorcycle ride.

The fund-raiser is in aid of the military charity which helps those who have been wounded in Britain’s conflicts. It will be part of a busy weekend of activities in the Market Place, which will include a short act of worship around the Market Cross at around 5.30pm on Saturday to mark the close of Armed Forces Week.

Sunday will see the return of the monthly farmers’ and craft market, with a selection of local products on offer. Hot on the heels of a successful Alnmouth Arts Festival weekend, the Saturday and Sunday markets will feature a pop-up gallery with original artwork, prints and ceramics, all from local artists.

Featured artist Pam Vardy said: “The pop-up gallery is a great showcase for local talent and a valuable opportunity to reach new customers.”

The Performing Rights Society has granted a licence for music to be broadcast in the cobbled square throughout the day, during both the Saturday and Sunday market.

The Saturday market runs from 9am to 4pm, while the Sunday market is from 10am to 3pm.