VIDEO: Armistice Day respects are paid in Berwick

Hundreds of people have turned out in Berwick to pay their respects on the centenary of the end of the First World War.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 11 November, 2018, 11:41

Commemorations in the town on Sunday began with lone piper Robert McBean playing at the Castlegate war memorial at 6am.

The Civic Service of Remembrance took place at St Andrew’s Wallace Green and Lowick Church Of Scotland conducted by the Reverend Doctor Adam Hood and the Reverend Dennis Handley. Lord Joicey, Deputy Lieutenant, represented the Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland.

Remembrance in Berwick. Picture by Alan Hughes

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Dignitaries then paraded to the war memorial for the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance, led by the Berwick Pipe Band, while the Berwick Concert Society Band played at the war memorial.

A two minute silence was held at 11am before local organisations laid wreaths and a parade to the town hall, where the Mayor took the salute.

The parade makes its way past the town hall. Picture by Alan Hughes