Remembering the fallen

Sharon Turton who launched The Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal at North east landmark Bamburgh Castle
Sharon Turton who launched The Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal at North east landmark Bamburgh Castle

An iconic north Northumberland landmark was lit up to mark the launch of the 2013 North East Poppy Appeal.

Emblazoned with a huge poppy, Bamburgh Castle hosted the launch of the Royal British Legion’s annual appeal, which marks the anniversary of the end of the First World War and commemorates fallen servicemen and women.

The image was switched on by war widow Sharon Turton, who lost her husband Kris, aged 27, in Iraq in 2007.

Since her husband’s death, Sharon has become a huge supporter of The Royal British Legion.

Special ceremonies will take place across north Northumberland to pay tribute to the fallen on Sunday, November 10. They include:

Acklington: Service at St John the Divine Church at 10.45am. Prayers and a short tribute at Guyzance Tragedy Memorial at 12.15pm in memory of 10 young soldiers who died on a training exercise in 1945.

Alnham: Service at St Michael’s at 10.30am.

Alnmouth: Service at St John the Baptist Church, at 9.15am, with a service at the war memorial at 11am. Following the church service, coffee and biscuits will be served in the rear of the church. Anyone planning to attend only the 11am service is invited for coffee at 10.15am.

Alnwick: Service at St Paul’s church at 2.30pm followed by parade to the war memorial for wreath-laying.

Alwinton: Service at St Michael and all Angels at 10.15am.

Amble: Wreath laying at the Radcliffe war memorial at 11am followed by a parade from the Town Square to a service at Trinity Methodist Church.

Belford: Act of remembrance at war memorial on West Street at 10.50am.

Felton: Service at the war memorial at 10.45am.

Longframlington: Service of remembrance at the Memorial Hall at 3pm.

Lucker: Act of remembrance at war memorial at 10.45am.

Newton on the Moor: Service at noon at the Jubilee Hall.

Rothbury: Requiem for the fallen at 10.45am. Civic service at 2.30pm at All Saints’ Church followed by the laying of wreaths at the war memorial. There will also be a two-minute silence at the war memorial on Monday, November 11 at 11am.

Seahouses: Service of remembrance at war memorial at 2.15pm.

Warkworth: Service at St Lawrence’s Church at 9am followed by wreath laying at the memorial.

Send your Remembrance Sunday service details to north umberland.gazette@jpress.co.uk or contact 01665 602234.