Tribute to remember father-of-three Baz

Baz Carmon
Baz Carmon

A poignant tribute to mark the anniversary of the death of a father-of-three who was killed on the A1 is being staged this weekend.

Barry Carmon, known as Baz, from Belford, died in the crash at Newton on the Moor on Saturday, April 8, last year.

Police said that a Ford Transit van was travelling south on the northbound carriageway and a Subaru Impreza, driven by 30-year-old Baz, was travelling north on the northbound carriageway when the accident occurred.

To mark the first anniversary of his death, a group of his friends from Alnwick – who knew Baz through the motor scene – are planning a car-meet and drive out.

The memorial will take place on Saturday. Cars are asked to gather at Blyth Beach car park at 6pm before leaving in convoy at 6.30pm.

The procession will join the A1 at Stannington and head north. Cars in the convoy will be encouraged to do 50mph and flash lights or beep horns as they pass the crash site. The vehicles will then go through Belford and on to Berwick.

People are being encouraged to bring a blue balloon to be released once the procession arrives at Berwick Ramparts.

There will be a donation box on the night for people to give money towards flowers for Baz’s grave.

For more information about the tribute, visit Memorial Meet For Baz on Facebook.

A similar tribute is being organised by Baz’s cousin, Robin Foulis, and is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 22.

Subaru drivers are being encouraged to meet on the day at Purdy Lodge at about 9am. They will then head to Belford Classic Car show, before going through Belford at about 2pm.