New bench remembers war heroes

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A new bench has been installed at a popular bowling club in south east Northumberland to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

The seating at Newsham Bowling Club in Blyth was paid for with money from Coun Deirdre Campbell.

“Local resident Peter Henderson at Newsham wanted to commemorate the Great War and we decided on a bench in the bowling area,” she said.

“There’s a big oak tree and we thought we could get a wrought iron bench to go around it.

“Because it was for the Great War, I was able to get $420 from the small schemes money, and Peter got the bench made in the Midlands.

“It is such a worthwhile thing.

“They do have a cenotaph there but it is such a lovely feature and it is nice that people know that there are people who are thinking of them.”