Remembrance Day service a ‘disgrace’

Amble war memorial. Picture by Andrew Mounsey
Amble war memorial. Picture by Andrew Mounsey

An Army veteran has slammed Amble’s Remembrance Day service, branding it a disgrace.

The ex-serviceman, who lives in Broomhill but did not want to be named, criticised the PA system on the day.

He said: “It didn’t work. It was an embarrassment and a lot of people said they won’t go back next year because of it.”

Amble Mayor Jane Dargue said: “It was unfortunate and I am very sorry that there were glitches with the PA system.

“We are looking into a new PA system, so hopefully this won’t happen again.

“We do try our best and the event itself went smoothly and so many people have said how lovely it was.”