Wilfrid Wilson Gibson (1878-1962), was born in Hexham,1878. He was known as a leading Georgian poet and had served as a private in the infantry on the Western Front.
Ira Lightman, a local poet, read out Gibson’s moving poem Bacchanal at the Alnwick Garden event which raised funds for SSAFA and the RBL.
Among those attending the event were the Combined Cadet Force, Mark Tanner the Bishop of Berwick and Chairman of Garden Trustees Jonathan Blackie.
A bugler played the Last Post and at the end of the evening a brazier was lit at the top of the Grand Cascade.