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Each year of the WW1 Centenary is being commemorated by Amble Town Council. This year, wreaths were laid at both Town War Memorials to remember those who gave their lives in the Battles at Passchendaele. We also held a fund raising event on Saturday 29th July in the form of a World War 1 themed meal with entertainment. Amble Women’s Institute volunteered to help prepare and serve the meal which all agreed was excellent. Martin Charlton of La Famiglia donated bread and apple pie and Wendy Miller iced the cake served with the toast. Before the meal the North East England Cadets Pipes and Drums played and entertained with guitar, flute, soloist and dancers. All were amazed by the enthusiasm of the talented young people. Afterwards everyone joined in community singing of war time songs led by Jane Dargue and Carmel Adamson accompanied by John Bird. There were information displays about WW1 by Amble Town Council, June Watson and Vivienne and Alan Wade. A raffle was held for the Poppy Appeal. A fruit cake, decorated by Anne Moffat-Orde, and a framed Memorial photograph, donated by Jim Donnelly were also raffled with the proceeds and the ticket sales, totalling £350, going to the Community Funds for the War Memorial repairs. The evening ended with a toast raised by Peter Proctor- Cannon and the National Anthem. This was reminiscent of fund raisers held during and after the war years to raise the money for building the Clock Tower War Memorial. It is wonderful that so many in the community are helping again to raise money for these repairs so that it can continue to honour those who gave their lives for us all.