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Hundreds attend Remembrance Day service

In a remembrance event that is growing in numbers year by year, hundreds of people once again turned out to pay their respects to Amble’s war dead. The town square was packed with wreath bearers and local people, who braved the driving rain to watch the service.

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A maroon marked the beginning and end of the two minute silence, after which the last post was played. Poppy wreaths were then placed on Amble and Radcliffe memorials.

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Two rows of tribute bearers flanked the steps of the memorial gardens. Wreaths were laid on behalf of the people of Amble, Radcliffe and Hauxley by a representative of the Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland, and by County, Town and Parish councillors. Wreaths were then placed by representatives of the armed services and community groups.

 

Prayers, readings and a blessing were spoken by Amble clergy. Afterwards, a procession moved along Queen Street to St Mark’s church for a remembrance service.

 

 

 

 

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  1. So pleased i came along today. Usually go to Ashington, but i’m originally from the local area e.g. Haston. Met up with fellow submariners, one of which hadn’t seen for 20 years. Eddie Carr who was carrying the standard for the British Legion. Did under ice ops with on Hms(sm) Spartan. Great morning very emotional.

  2. Well done Amble , each year more and more! I was unable to attend a family wedding in Banbury,on sat! . So I took part in the Banbury service of remembrance and laid a wreath. it was amazing I was welcomed by the Deputy Lord Lt Brigadier Ian Inshaw DL himself a Northern Ireland Veteran! A place of honour with the Veterans leading the Parade( The Dignitaries bring up the Rear! ) The Cadet force band led the standards and parade off to the Blaydon Races !! . A very impressive and moving Church Service where the two Minute Silence poppies floated down cast by hand from Balconies by Uniformed Oxfordshire Hussars, Muslim Sikh . and other religious leaders took active part reading and leading Prayers!, After the service we went to the People’s Park where the many wreaths were laid! A very Moving and memorable day, finished off by a kind invitation to the Town Hall by the Mayor for drinks and Buffet,

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