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War Memorial dedicated

Breamish Valley War Memorial dedicated

On Saturday 27 October 2018 the Breamish Valley War Memorial Project came to its planned conclusion – the dedication of the War Memorial to the 39 servicemen from the Breamish Valley who lost their lives in the two World Wars.

The ceremony, which was conducted by Revd Jane Wood, took place at 2:30pm in the Powburn Community Garden. With well over 100 people attending, and with glorious sunshine (on a day that had seen the first slight snow fall of the Autumn in Powburn village), everything went smoothly.

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War Memorial Hole Dug

War Memorial Hole Dug in Community Garden

The Breamish Valley War Memorial Project continues to progress with the War Memorial Hole dug on Saturday 25 August 2018 in the Powburn Community Garden.

Staff from Gilbert Birdsall Ltd (Building & Civil Engineering), Robbie Burn (Project Lead) and Sid Smailes (Steering Group Member and custodian of the Community Garden) all worked hard to ensure the first groundwork to site the War Memorial was carried out to the required specifications. There were a few onlookers getting a first glimpse too.

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Community BBQ 2018 snaps

BBQ 2018 snaps

The Community BBQ organised to celebrate the recent Breamish Hall fundraising success went ahead in sweltering weather in the Powburn Community Garden on Saturday 7 July 2018.

As this was also the same afternoon as the mighty England football team were playing their quarter final game of the World Cup against Sweden, Sid Smailes had managed to hook up a TV, so no one who was interested missed out.

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Community BBQ 2018

Community BBQ to celebrate fundraising success

We have today reported on the Breamish Hall fundraising success – having raised a total of £32,900 to upgrade the car park, refurbish the Hall, etc.

We would like to add our thanks to everyone who has supported the various fundraising events – and also offer MANY THANKS to the members of the Breamish Hall Committee who have worked so hard behind the scenes.

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