We will remember them

Posted on 16th November 2018 | in Amble Town Council , Community , Heritage & Tourism

The people of Amble proudly paid tribute to the fallen of WW1, and honoured all those who have given their lives in armed conflict, with a series of poignant commemorative events, culminating in a fantastic firework display on the Braid.

 

Amble Town Council were heaped with praise for the events, which included the rededication of the clock memorial, the installation of a peace sculpture in the Town Square, and for the Remembrance Day service and firework display which drew huge crowds.

This year marked the centenary of the end of WW1, and many tributes had been organised. Hundreds of poppies were knitted, children made their own wreaths, and the community turned out in their hundreds, to honour the fallen, and to reflect on the importance of peace between nations.

Representatives of civic, military and community organisations laid poppy wreaths at the clock memorial

A spokesperson for Amble Town Council said: “What a fitting end to Amble’s events commemorating the 100 year anniversary of WW1. A full weekend for the community to come together to remember but also to look to the future. So many from our town and beyond joining together in peaceful reflection. Hundreds in the Town Square and Memorial Gardens to take part in the service and to see the Poppy Cascades, Poppy Crosses and the Peace Memorial- still more coming each day. A spectacular fireworks display with so much poignant music and ‘images’ in the sky. All only made possible with the help of volunteers and professionals who went far beyond expectations. A weekend which will be part of Amble’s heritage for years to come.”

The £4000 firework and war -related music display, organised by a professional firework display company, was met with almost unanimous public approval.

A specially written song was performed by Amanda Winn at the clock rededication, and on the Sunday, Ellington Colliery band played in the Dovecote Centre and on the Braid.

A magnificent firework display on the Braid brought Amble’s WW1 commemorations to an end. Photos by Andrew Mounsey

Some of your comments:

Absolutely fantastic event. Amazing fireworks and a very emotional atmosphere. Thank you. Ciara Tibbitts

The brass band, the lighting of the beacon, the fireworks, the music, the symbolism, the respect for the fallen and the community spirit made this one of the best displays I have been to. I was proud to take my 4 year old daughter to this. Well done to all those involved in the organisation and delivery. Fantastic! Louise Skirving

Really was a sentiment to how such a small town in rural Northumberland took great pride in remembering all who had fallen. Mark Phillips

Brilliant. What a day of Remembrance from beginning to end. A very moving Act of Remembrance in the Town Square, the new Peace Sculpture and the poppies, the church service and then this well crafted fabulous display with music. Well done all involved and a great community event. Mary Davidson

Amazing display, with an emotional ending, thank you and well done Amble. Kathleen Braithwaite

Amble’s clock memorial was festooned with poppy tributes

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