Service of Remembrance 11th November 2021
A short Service of Remembrance took place this morning at Newbiggin Memorial Park led by Newbiggin Veterans Association and Father Anthony.
Participating in the service was:
- Meenu Malhotra, Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Northumberland, laying the first wreath on behalf of HM the Queen, and
- Children from Northumberland Church of England Academy Grace Darling Campus.
The service was attended by Town Councillors, County Councillor Elizabeth Simpson, Veterans and residents who all watched the wreath laying, and participated in the two minutes silence and prayers.
The children participating in the service read the poem Remembrance Day Remembered by John Mole:
For the sake of men we never knew
We trooped into the hall
Where their names in golden letters
Were written on the wall.
Somebody sounded a bugle
And ghosts seemed everywhere
Until the last note softly fell
On the suddenly empty air.
Then the world filled up with living
In its own accustomed way,
With the usual busy traffic
Of the usual busy day.
But what I most remember
And know that I always will
Is how we stood utterly silent
And absolutely still.
We thank all that attended and paid their respects.
The Remembrance Day Service will take place this Sunday 14th November; a short service at The Colliery Memorial commencing at 10am followed by the Service at Memorial Park. All attending are requested to meeting at Memorial Park at 10.30am for a 10.40am start. There will be no parade.