Symbol of remembrance purchased

Picture by Jane Coltman.
Picture by Jane Coltman.

Cramlington Town Council has purchased its own Tommy – a symbol of remembrance created by the charity Remembered as part of its There But Not There project.

The silhouettes will be used throughout 2018, marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

In Cramlington, a working party of residents, including town councillors and non-councillors, has been established to co-ordinate the town’s commemorations in the run-up to and on November 11.

Pictured, from left, are Coun Ann Mitcheson, Coun Christine Dunbar, Coun Norman Dunbar, council services manager Daryl Wood and Doreen Morton.

Coun Norman Dunbar said: “The silhouettes look very nice and we decided to purchase a Tommy because it would be a good addition to the village green at a location by the circular floral display.

“Everyone we’ve spoken to about this so far likes it and thinks it’s an excellent idea.”

The working party is also looking at organising a poppy-themed planting scheme, including a poppy roundabout, and a garden of remembrance.

In addition, there will be events on November 11 (the date for both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday this year).