Ponteland residents stand together

There was a big turnout for the Ponteland service.
There was a big turnout for the Ponteland service.

A plethora of Ponteland residents paid tribute to those from the area who died in battle over the last century.

The annual Remembrance Sunday service took place outside the Memorial Hall following the parade which marched from the leisure centre.

Those in attendance included representatives of the Armed Forces, veterans, army and RAF cadets, Ponteland’s churches the fire and police services, local community groups, Ponteland councillors, Bryony Gibson, a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland, and members of the public.

Ponteland Mayor Carl Rawlings, who laid a wreath on behalf of the town council, said: “I don’t think the damp weather put people off because there was a big attendance for the service at the War Memorial.

“Everyone was very respectful at the service, it was once again excellently conducted by Rev Peter Barham and I thought the bugle playing was excellent.

“The singing was very good and the number of wreaths laid was the largest I can remember for the Ponteland Remembrance services that I have attended.”

Tea and biscuits were available afterwards in the Memorial Hall.