Memorial seat helps remember lost lives

Scouts David Pike and Jesse Keddy with Coun Tommy Mulvenna and District Commissioner Steph Doughty.

Scouts David Pike and Jesse Keddy with Coun Tommy Mulvenna and District Commissioner Steph Doughty.

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A seat remembering those who lost their lives in the First World War has been unveiled.

The specially commissioned garden bench now takes pride of place in the World War One Commemorative Garden at Linskill Community Centre in North Shields.

More than 50 invited guests, including war veterans, watched as the seat was unveiled by North Tyneside Council chairman Coun Tommy Mulvenna and Tynemouth Scouts district commissioner Steph Doughty.

The Scouts had presented the bench in memory of their former members who had lost their lives in the conflict.

Don Charlton, the Scouts vice-president, thanked those who had given generously to fund the seat and also praised the community garden which was part of the WWI Commemoration Project, co-ordinated by Alan Fidler.

He thanked the Scouts who had developed the garden and agreed to help maintain it.

Coun Mulvenna equally praised the young people and said not only was he delighted with the work they had already performed but was exceedingly pleased to hear of their commitment to ongoing maintenance.

Mrs Doughty ended the proceedings by thanking Coun Mulvenna and North Tyneside Council for their valued co-operation with this project and for their continuing support in relation to the efforts of Scouting throughout the district.