We will remember them
A special programme of events and tributes are being planned to mark the centenary of the First World War.
The Alnwick and District World War One Commemoration Project will run from 2014 to 2018.
A series of activities are in the pipeline to remember the war and to honour the contribution of people from around the area.
A number of organisations and groups are involved with the project, including the Northumberland branch of the Western Front Association, the Alnmouth and District branch of the Royal British Legion, the Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland and the Bailiffgate Museum.
Those behind the project are also in discussion with Northumberland Estates.
Project coordinator Derek Gladding said: “We want to run this project because it is important not to forget the contribution, suffering and also the achievements of those people from Alnwick, the district and the area.
“We have got many exciting events in the pipeline and I don’t want to give too much away but we intend to have a series of events in and around the town and the wider area and we want to involve as many local people as possible.”
Some of the ideas suggested so far include working on a casualty database and commemorating the camp which was set up in the Pastures as part of the war effort.
Those behind the project are keen to hear from groups, organisations and other volunteers who want to get involved.
Mr Gladding added: “We would also be interested in hearing from anyone in the district who has a story about a relative who was involved in the war, whether it was as a soldier, sailor, nurse or in any other capacity, both at home and abroad.
“Also, if anyone has pictures, medals or other interesting items, would they be willing to loan these items for a display?”
The project will also provide an excellent educational opportunity and members of the committee are keen to work with schools. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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