Tommy silhouette taken round town

It was a case of better late than never as a Tommy silhouette, which failed to arrive in time for Armistice Day, was taken around Berwick last week.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 23 November, 2018, 08:36
Tommy silhouette at East Ord war memorial. Picture by Alan Hughes

Four of the six-feet-tall silhouettes were ordered by Northumberland County Council from There But Not There, the Armistice 2018 project for the charity Remembered.

It had been planned to have them in place for Remembrance services at Berwick, Tweedmouth, Spittal and East Ord war memorials but the charity suffered supply problems.

A Tommy silhouette on Spittal beach. Picture by Alan Hughes

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Last Wednesday, one of the silhouettes was delivered and taken to each of the war memorials, along with Spittal beach and the town hall, to poignantly give thanks for how well the people of our communities marked the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Remembrance pictures from Berwick & District Youth Activity Group at East Ord and the service at Horncliffe, which did not arrive in time for publication last week, are also featured.

A Tommy silhouette at Berwick war memorial. Picture by Alan Hughes