Friendliest Port honours war heroes with silence

Amble's poignant VJ Day commemorations. Picture by The Ambler
Amble's poignant VJ Day commemorations. Picture by The Ambler

Amble played its part in the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, with a two-minute silence and a moving tribute to the Far East soldiers and prisoners 
of war of the Second World War.

Members of Amble Town Council paid their respects and laid wreaths on behalf of the people of Amble and Radcliffe.

Representatives of the armed services also laid wreaths and Coun Jeff Watson laid one on behalf of the Warkworth and Amble District Branch of the Royal British Legion.

Around 70 members of the public joined the service in the Town Square.

Mayor Craig Weir read out a description of the horrors endured by the Far East soldiers. Afterwards he described the commemorations as poignant. Deputy Mayor Coun Jane Dargue read For the Fallen by Robert Binyon.