Thousands expected at Remembrance services

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Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects to servicemen and women who lost their lives serving their country.

A number of services are taking place for Remembrance Sunday on November 8.

The Ashington Parade will set off from the Royal British Legion HQ on North Seaton Road at 10.25am, going along North Seaton Road, Station Road into the Ashington Memorial Garden on Kenilworth Road.

Wansbeck’s Ashington Colliery Brass Band will lead the parade and play during the service at the War Memorial.

Steve Harmison, deputy lieutenant of Northumberland, will march behind the Royal British Legion and Ex-Service Standards alongside followed by the Mayor of Ashington, members and staff from Ashington Town Council, Wansbeck’s MP and other local civic dignitaries.

Poppy wreaths will be laid by the dignitaries, representatives from each of the Armed Forces and other organisations. Members of the public will also have the opportunity to lay wreaths and poppy crosses in remembrance of loved ones.

• The traditional Remembrance Day Service will also be held at St Andrew’s Church in Bothal, at 3pm.

• The Remembrance Service at Newbiggin will take place at the Memorial Park at 10.35am.

The Parade will move off from opposite the Central Club at 10.15am.