Berwick to remember fallen heroes

Remembrance Sunday events in Berwick will start with a civic service at St Andrew's Wallace Green and Lowick Church Of Scotland at 9.45am.

Friday, 11th November 2016, 1:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:02 pm
Remembrance Sunday service at Tweedmouth War Memorial.

The service, during which the Mayor will lay a wreath, will be conducted by Rev Dr Adam Hood and Rev Dennis Handley. Deputy Lieutenant Stuart Birkett will represent the Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland.

At the close of the service, the civic party, clergy, service units, Royal British Legion and other organisations will proceed to the war memorial in Castlegate for the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance, which will begin at 10.55 am.

Parade Commander will be Captain Keith Marchant, of Berwick Detachment, Northumbria Army Cadet Force and the parade will be accompanied by the Berwick-upon-Tweed (Royal British Legion) Pipe Band.

Music at the war memorial will be provided by the Berwick Concert Society Band.

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Following the two-minute silence at 11am, local organisations will lay wreaths at the war memorial, before the civic party and clergy, followed by the parade, move down Castlegate and Marygate to the town hall, where the Mayor, Ivor Dixon, will take the salute on the steps.

The Mayor will also attend services and lay wreaths at Tweedmouth War Memorial, at 12.15pm, and Spittal War Memorial at 12.45pm.

The civic party will attend a 6pm evening service at Berwick Parish Church, laying a wreath during the service on behalf of the people of Berwick, as part of the formal Act of Remembrance.

Civic dignitaries will also attend the annual Circle of Peace at Holy Trinity First School on Friday at 11am.