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Parades and services to honour war fallen

Parades and services are being held to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

North Tyneside Council has worked with local communities and partners to restore war memorials in the borough and develop events and activities to mark the 100th anniversary.

Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “The many events and activities taking place in our communities are a fitting commemoration of this significant milestone in world history.

“They are allowing us to come together, reflect and remember the enormous debt we all owe to those who sacrificed so much and to those who gave their lives fighting for their country during the Great War of 1914-18.”

On Sunday, August 3, there will be a formal military parade and commemorative service in Northumberland Square, North Shields, starting at 2pm.

It has been organised by the Tynemouth World War One Commemoration Project with support from the council, local churches, military and uniformed organisations, business organisations and volunteers.

There will also be community-based activities in the Square starting at 10am.

And on Sunday, August 10, a parade and service will be held in Forest Hall, starting at 11am.

It will be led by the council with support from the British Legion and a wide range of groups including local churches, military and uniformed organisations, business organisations and volunteers.

People are invited to join the parade from 11am in Springfield Park, Forest Hall, leaving at 11.15 am travelling south down Front Street arriving at St Bartholomew’s Church where a wreath will be laid.

A service of commemoration will start at noon followed by light refreshments in the Church Hall.

 

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