Communities pay Remembrance Sunday respects

Alnwick Remembrance Parade 2016. Picture by Jane Coltman

Alnwick Remembrance Parade 2016. Picture by Jane Coltman

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Communities in north Northumberland held poignant Remembrance Sunday ceremonies yesterday to honour fallen heroes.

Crowds gathered at war memorials and attended church services throughout the day to pay their respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Amble Remembrance Service 2016. Picture by Steve Miller

Amble Remembrance Service 2016. Picture by Steve Miller

In Alnwick, almost 600 people congregated in St Paul’s RC Church for the Annual Service of Remembrance, conducted by Father Oliver Keyes. This was followed by a parade through the town, led by the band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and included military personnel, veterans, town councillors and representatives from the Scouting and Guiding movements.

Another service was held at the war memorial, with a number of groups, organisations and individuals laying poppy wreaths, including the Duchess of Northumberland.

In Amble, there was a wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial in the Town Square, followed by a parade to Trinity Methodist Church for a Remembrance Service.

Other communities to mark Remembrance Sunday included Alnmouth, Bamburgh, Seahouses, Rothbury, Wooler, Belford, Warkworth, Chevington, Acklington, Felton, Whittingham and Holy Island.

Alnmouth Remembrance Service. Picture by Andrew Willmott

Alnmouth Remembrance Service. Picture by Andrew Willmott

Sunday’s tributes followed touching commemorations held across north Northumberland on Friday to mark Armistice Day.

One of these was held at Chevington Cemetery, where schoolchildren laid small memorials on the graves of five local men who died in the First World War.

The Duchess of Northumberland lays a wreath at Belford war memorial.

The Duchess of Northumberland lays a wreath at Belford war memorial.

Representatives of the local community who laid wreaths at Bamburgh war memorial.

Representatives of the local community who laid wreaths at Bamburgh war memorial.

Representatives from 1st Whittingham BP Scout Group attended the village's Remembrance Sunday tributes.

Representatives from 1st Whittingham BP Scout Group attended the village's Remembrance Sunday tributes.

The ceremony at Chevington on Friday.

The ceremony at Chevington on Friday.