Silhouettes mark centenary of war
Northumberland County Council has agreed to fund four Tommy silhouettes for Berwick, Tweedmouth, Spittal and Ord, to mark events on and leading up to Remembrance Sunday on November 11, the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
The poignant, 6ft aluminium figures are being displayed in various points across the country and have been produced by the There But Not There Armistice 2018 Project, by the charity Remembered.
Canon Alan Hughes approached Berwick’s three county councillors, Georgina Hill, Gregah Roughead and Catherine Seymour, to see if the council could arrange for these statues, which cost £750 each, to be displayed locally.
Coun Hill, member for Berwick East, said: “We are really grateful to the leader and chief executive of Northumberland County Council who swiftly agreed to our request. Residents want to see this significant historic and emotional anniversary event suitably marked.”
Meanwhile, 1st Seahouses Girls’ Brigade Company is also celebrating the award of 20 silhouettes funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.
Sally-Ann Rogertson said: “1st Seahouses Girls’ Brigade Company feel very honoured to be awarded these very poignant silhouettes.”
On Saturday, November 3, from 10am-4pm at Seahouses Methodist Chapel, the Girls Brigade and chapel members are holding a coffee morning with light lunches and afternoon tea. All welcome.
The award was made under the Armistice and Armed Forces Communities programme, which makes awards to bring communities together to remember; and to think about the Armed Forces today.
If anyone has any photos or information they would like to add to our displays, please contact Sally-Ann Rogerson 07905037086 or e-mail [email protected]