Symbol of remembrance purchased

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.

Wednesday, 25th April 2018, 3:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th April 2018, 3:30 pm
Picture by Jane Coltman.

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).