Opportunities to remember fallen at public services

Hundreds of people across Northumberland will pay tribute to the fallen on Remembrance Sunday.

Thursday, 10th November 2016, 1:57 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:25 pm
The Rector of Morpeth, Rev Simon White, addresses the crowds at last years Remembrance Sunday service.

In Morpeth, the parade of representatives from units and organisations, led by Morpeth Pipe Band, will set off from the Town Hall at 10.35am and will march to the Cenotaph via Bridge Street, Castle Square and Castle Bank.

After an introduction and prayer by the Rector of Morpeth, Rev Simon White, the Exhortation and the Last Post, there will be a two-minute silence. Wreaths will then be laid.

Following the service, the parade will reform on the road and go back to Bridge Street, where the civic group and councillors will break off and assemble at the dais.

At the conclusion of proceedings, members of the public can get refreshments in the Town Hall.

In Ponteland, an Act of Remembrance will be conducted by representatives of the Ponteland clergy outside the Memorial Hall from 10.55am.

A parade will march to the venue on Darras Road from the leisure centre at 10.45am.

A two-minute silence will be observed at the War Memorial from 11am, after which wreaths will be laid by representatives of Ponteland Town Council and other organisations. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Memorial Hall.

There will be temporary road closures in both locations.

To mark the end of the First World War, a service and two-minute silence will be held outside County Hall in Morpeth tomorrow.

Anyone wishing to attend is asked to be at the Viking statue by 10.45am and those who would to like to lay a wreath should arrive at County Hall reception by 10.15am for a short briefing.

A short service and two-minute silence will also take place tomorrow outside Morpeth Town Hall from 10.55am.

Rev White and Morpeth Mayor Andrew Tebbutt will address the public.