SLIDESHOW: Residents pause to remember fallen

0
Have your say

Morpeth residents turned out in force on two occasions to pay tribute to the fallen.

On Remembrance Sunday, a parade of representatives from units and organisations marched to the cenotaph from the town centre.

Hundreds of people attended the Remembrance Sunday service in Morpeth.

Hundreds of people attended the Remembrance Sunday service in Morpeth.

As well as the Armed Forces and civic contingents, there were Freemen, Aldermen and past mayors, representatives from the Royal British Legion, community organisations, the emergency services and members of the clergy.

The service was led by the Rector of Morpeth, Rev Simon White, and it included prayers, the exhortation and commitment, the traditional air, the placing of wreaths, the Last Post and the Reveille from buglers Roy McCluskey and Robert Foster, a period of silence and the singing of the national anthem led by Rebecca Megwa.

Afterwards, the parade reformed and marched back to the Town Hall, where commanders called ‘eyes left’ for Mayor Nic Best to take the salute.

On Armistice Day, there was a two-minute silence after Rev White and Morpeth Mayor Nic Best addressed the public from a dais outside the Town Hall.

The bugler playing the Last Post and the Reveille in this service was John Colvine from Ellington Colliery Band.

To mark the occasion, the Morpeth Clock Tower Bellringers did a half-muffled peal.

All the pictures in this slideshow were taken by Herald photographer Jane Coltman and they are available to order by contacting the office on 01670 517171 or via the website – www.morpethherald.co.uk