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Local War Memorials

Local War Memorials added

As part of the ongoing Breamish Valley War Memorial Project, information on three local war memorials has been added to the website. Each memorial includes the names of some of the servicemen whose names now appear on the Breamish Valley War Memorial that will be dedicated on 27 October 2018. The three local war memorials are as follows.

War Memorial Dedication

War Memorial Dedication – Powburn

The dedication of the newly-installed Breamish Valley War Memorial will take place as follows.

Saturday 27 October 2018


Powburn Community Garden

Refreshments afterwards in the Breamish Hall

Everyone is welcome!

Please come along and take time to remember the fallen service personnel from the Breamish Valley who lost their lives in the two World Wars.

First Foundations (War Memorial)

First Foundations laid for War Memorial

Readers may recall that the War memorial Hole was dug on 25 August 2018 and yesterday (Saturday 9 September 2018) the first foundations were laid.

Sid Smailes (custodian of the Powburn Community Garden), Robbie Burn (Breamish Valley War Memorial Project Lead), Craig Hunter (resident) and I met in the Powburn Community Garden to mix and pour the first foundations.

Stonemason at work

Stonemason at work on War Memorial

The Breamish Valley War Memorial Project continues to progress.

Just yesterday (13 August 2018), John Clark from Elsdon – the official stonemason for the Project – began work on dressing and preparing the old gatepost stone that is to be the main architectural feature of the Memorial. The bronze plaque (in two parts) with the names of all the fallen service personnel from the Breamish Valley was recently cast at the foundry and delivered by Robbie Burn (Project Lead) to the stonemason for fitting.

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