Centenary will be marked by events

These are some of the events taking place to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War on August 4, 1914:


Sunday: Requiem for the Fallen, St Michael’s Church, 10.30am.


Saturday: Memorial concert, St Michael and All Angels, 7.30pm.


Saturday: Service, Amble West Cemetery, 10am; procession to War Memorial, 10.20am; commemoration including placing of 179 small wooden crosses in behind the Clock Tower, 11am.


Saturday and Sunday: Exhibition and floral display, St Ebba’s Church, 10am–5pm.

Sunday: Commemorative service, St Ebba’s, 6pm.


Monday: Dedication of the West Street Well, 11am at the well, by the war memorial. This will be followed by the placing of personal tributres on the well. Some popies will be provided.


Saturday and Sunday: Exhibition, Christon Bank Methodist Church, 10am–4pm (Sat), 10am–6pm (Sun).

Sunday: Commemorative service, Christon Bank Methodist Church, 6pm.


Rededication of the War Memorials from the former Craster Methodist Chapel, planned for Sunday, August 3, has been postponed. It is hoped to re-arrange it for Remembrance Sunday in November.


Monday: Churches Together Commemoration Service, United Reformed Church, West Thirston, 9pm. Both the URC and St Michael’s in Felton will be open from 6pm for private commemoration/prayer.


Monday, to Sunday, August 10: Exhibition on 31 residents of High and Low Hauxley who enlisted, by Frances Liddle, Village Hall, 10am-4pm.


Sunday: Village Day featuring commemoration as well as fete activities, stalls, barbecue and afternoon tea, Netherwitton Hall, noon-6pm.


Tomorrow: Flower Festival, exhibition opening and book launch, All Saints Parish Church, 5pm (festival and exhibition also open 10am-4pm Saturday, 11.30am–4pm Sunday and 10am-4pm Monday; concert by Voicemale, All Saints, 7pm.

Monday: Half-muffled ringing of bells, All Saints, 7.30pm; Act of Remembrance, War Memorial, 8pm.


Sunday: Memorial service, St James Church, 10am; followed by march to Memorial Garden for unveiling of new war memorial, then family fun day featuring food, games, activities for children, tug of war and football.


Sunday: Parade and rededication of Thropton War Memorial Hall, noon.


Saturday, August 9: Service, War Memorial, noon; centenary exhibition and afternoon tea followed by film showing of Gallipoli, War Memorial Hall, 1pm–5pm.


Sunday: Service of commemoration, St Mary’s Parish Church, 11am.