Lest we forget

SPECIAL ceremonies will take place across North Northumberland this weekend in honour of Remembrance Sunday.

People in Northumberland will gather at their local war memorials to commemorate the millions who have died in war.

Here are details of some of the services or events taking place:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Alnwick: A service for local schools will take place at the War Memorial at 11am, organised by the Royal British Legion.

Amble: Maroon flash rockets will be set off on the braid in Amble at 11am and 11.02am. Loud bangs will be heard throughout the town.

Felton: A service will take place from 10.45am to 11am at Felton War Memorial.

Ford: A service will be held at 9.30am at Ford Church. All families and friends are invited to the church congregation for the service.

Lowick: A service will take place at Lowick War Memorial at 2pm.

Milfield: A small service will begin at 11am at the memorial of the Maelmin Centre in Milfield.

Newton on the Moor: A service will take place at noon in Jubilee Hall, Newton on the Moor.

Seahouses: A service will take place at the War Memorial at 11am.

Wooler: A service will be held at the War Memorial at 11am.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Alnmouth: A service will be held at Alnmouth Church at 9.15am. Coffee will be served before a service at the War Memorial at about 10.50am for a short address and the laying of wreaths by the parish council and the British Legion.

Alnwick: A church service will take place at 2.30pm at St Paul’s RC Church in Percy Street. This will be followed by a parade to the war memorial at around 3.10pm where wreaths will be laid and a prayer will take place.

Amble: The service will begin at 10.45am at Amble Town Square followed by a church service at St Mark’s United Reformed Church on Wellwood Street. Flash maroon rockets will mark both the beginning and the end of the two minutes’ silence. Queen Street (from the Co-op at the top to Lawrence’s at the bottom), Cross Street and North Street will be closed between 10.30am and 11.30am to allow the parade of participants gathered to proceed to the church on Wellwood Street.

Belford: A church service will take place at 9am at St Mary’s Parish Church in Belford. The church service will be attended by a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland. The congregation will then move to Belford War Memorial in West Street for the service which commences at 10.50am.

Chevington: A Remembrance service will take place at the church of St John the Divine at 10.15am, followed by a parade to the war memorial for a small ceremony which will start at 11am.

Eglingham Village: A Remembrance service will take place at Eglingham War Memorial at 11am followed by a short ceremony at South Charlton Village.

Ford: A service will take place at 10.45am at St Michael’s Ford followed by a parade by the Crookham branch of the Royal British Legion. There will also be a visit from the Voskresenije Russian Vocal Ensemble from St Petersburg.

Lesbury: A church service will take place at 8am at St Mary’s Church in Lesbury. Two poppy wreaths will be laid in the church at the memorial plaques.

Longframlington: A service of Remembrance at 3pm at Longframlington Memorial hall.

Longhoughton: A short act of Remembrance will begin at 9.15am in St Paul’s Church in Longhoughton.

Otterburn: A service will be held at 10.30am at St John’s Church in Otterburn. The service has military personnel attending from Otterburn Training Area.

Rothbury: A service will be held at All Saints’ Parish Church at 2.30pm and will last approx 45 minutes. There will then be a short parade from the church to the war memorial in the village, where there will be a presentation of wreaths, followed by a parade of veterans with the Rothbury Highland Pipe Band.

Seahouses: A service will be held at 2.15pm at the war memorial.

Warkworth: A service at St Lawrence Church which includes British Legion and service of remembrance at 9am followed immediately by laying of wreaths on Warkworth War Memorial.

Wooler: A service will take place at St Mary’s church at 2.30pm followed by the laying of wreaths at the War Memorial.