Saturday 10th November 2018
2pm – Town Square
Prayers and blessing of the Clock Tower War Memorial following the extensive internal and roof repairs; followed by placing of crosses. Just as the WW1 Centenary Commemorations began in 2014, the end will be led by the placing of the crosses again in the grass area behind, assisted by Amble branch of the Northumberland Army Cadets. These crosses bear the names of the 179 men placed on all the memorials in the town. The area will be flanked by poppy cascades made from poppies of various sizes and materials donated by the community.
Sunday 11th November 2018
10.45am Gather for the annual wreath laying ceremony followed by a short service led by Coquet Churches Together. There will then be a dedication of the new Peace Memorial, which is in the shape of an arch with words intertwined for Service and Peace. This is to be a permanent memorial to thank all those who served, or now serve in any capacity trying to bring peace to the world in which we live. Please join the march to St Cuthbert’s Church for a longer church service. A commemorative leaflet will be handed out with details of the memorials and how Amble has been proud to commemorate each year of the WW1 Centenary.
WW1 Centenary Celebration
6.15 approx Ellington Colliery Band will march and play their way towards The Braid.
6.30pm The band will then play for the community before the National Lighting of the Beacon at 7pm.
7.05pm The National Cry for Peace will be read by the Mayor of Amble. This will be followed by the Fireworks celebration of the end of WW1. Free entry – collection on behalf of Warkworth and Amble Rotary Club and the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.