Commemorating 70 years since victory in Japan

George Fleming, a former Far East prisoner of war from Belford.
George Fleming, a former Far East prisoner of war from Belford.

Belford is among the communities in north Northumberland hosting events to mark VJ Day this weekend.

This year is the 70th anniversary of victory in Japan and, as reported last week, the village is planning a weekend of events to mark the occasion.

St Mary’s and Erskine United Reformed churches are holding a joint service in St Mary’s Parish Church on Sunday at 3pm.

Tomorrow, there will be a screening of the film, The Railway Man, in the Ferguson Hall at 7.30pm.

Over the weekend, there will be an exhibition in Belford Museum, from 10am to 5pm.

In last week’s article, we referred to and featured a picture of Andrew Flemming, from Belford, who was a Far East Prisoner of War.

This information was incorrect – it was, in fact, George Fleming, whose brother Andrew was killed at Dunkirk.

Elsewhere, a service and wreath-laying will take place at Norham War Memorial on Saturday at 2pm.

In Berwick, a service of commemoration takes place at 10am at Berwick Parish Church before The Maltings hosts a special screeing of The Railway Man at 7.30pm, preceded at 6pm by a related documentary.