May Wilson (Hedgeley Parish Council) has sent the following information today.
No doubt you’ll have seen the wonderful Christmas Tree in the Powburn Community Garden (pictured above and below).
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.
War Memorial Dedication – Powburn
The dedication of the newly-installed Breamish Valley War Memorial will take place as follows.
Saturday 27 October 2018
War Memorial in place at Powburn
Following the laying of the first foundations on 9 September 2018, the War Memorial itself was set in place on Friday 14 September 2018.
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.
War Memorial Hole Dug in 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.
BBQ 2018 snaps
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.