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West Cemetery dedication

Members of John Hedley's family at the memorial wall

On Friday 9 March, in what Robert Arckless described as, “a howling gale,”  Amble Town Council dedicated a “Wall of Remembrance” in honour of John Hedley. John was, for many years, chairman of the Burial Board, and the wall was made possible by a legacy from his estate.

To make access easier at this extreme end of the cemetery, a track has been laid under the grass so that vehicles can reach the area.

The dedication was attended by Town Councillors, representatives from the Co-op and Alistair Turner’s Funeral Parlours, members of the local history group, and members of John Hedley’s family.

After a short speech from Robert Arckless, and prayers from Revd.Velda Nicholson, John’s sister, Dorothy Brunt, unveiled the plaque in his memory.

The Town Council will soon decide on the style of the plaques that will be mounted on the wall, so that it will be tidy, and a leaflet will be available explaining how people can make use of the facility.

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