Memorial stone for Pegswood

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A stone will be unveiled in a Northumberland village on Sunday in recognition of those from the area who lost their lives or suffered greatly in wars.

The memorial, which remembers the two world wars and more recent conflicts, will be revealed during a ceremony at St Margaret’s Chapel and Church Hall in Pegswood.

Previously, the only memorial for those from the village was situated at St Andrew’s Church in Bothal.

It was felt by the residents of Pegswood that it should have its own memorial as a mark of respect to those former residents, soldiers and civilians who gave their lives over the years in times of conflict.

Coun Alan Sambrook, the man responsible for securing the funding required for the memorial, said: “This memorial has been requested for a number of years by local residents and by carrying out this small ceremony to show our respect for those who have died, we hope that we can honour those coming from our close-knit community that were lost, both in and out of conflict.”

The ceremony, which begins at 10.30am, is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.