My wife, daughter and I attended the service to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Japan Day at St Mary’s Church, Belford, on August 16.
It was a most thought- provoking event because of the personal reminiscences that were included in the programme.
The service was attended by many people from Belford and far beyond.
It was evident that a great deal of effort had gone into the proceedings, and afterwards, we all were invited to visit the VJ Day exhibition at the Belford and District Hidden History Museum close by the church.
It’s well worth seeing for the insight it provides into how many suffered in the Far East conflict and the effect on their families to this day, many of whom live locally.
The exhibition will be on again at the said venue on Saturday, September 12, and Sunday, September 13, and I would recommend anyone to go along. I would add that the museum displays Belford memorabilia from the First World War, and this exhibition is also well worth a visit.