Weekend in Wooler marks way to Flodden

The Cassino Band of Northumbria Cadet Force.
The Cassino Band of Northumbria Cadet Force.

Tomorrow marks the start of The Way to Flodden weekend, a programme of events and displays commemorating the Battle of Flodden.

Running until Sunday at St Mary’s Church in Wooler, the weekend comes as part of events for the 500th anniversary of the battle.

Each day of the exhibition will feature flower arrangements evoking the battle and the peace and reconciliation theme, work by Wooler schoolchildren, artwork from the Hadrian’s Wall Peace labyrinth, wall hangings and craft work and displays of the story of the battle, the people involved and its historical context.

The exhibition will be previewed at a wine and cheese party tomorrow from 6pm. This will include an interlude of music on traditional Northumbrian instruments and Clive Hallam-Baker’s film The Battle of Flodden – Then & Now.

The highlight of the weekend will be an Evening of Music performed by The Cassino Band of Northumbria Cadet Force on Saturday at 7pm. The band is named to commemorate the Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy during the Second World War, in which Scottish and English Army units fought side by side.

Between 10am and 4pm each day, light refreshments will be served in the Parish Room, except when services are taking place.