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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.

WWI gardeners addition

WWI gardeners addition to Roll of Honour

Following further research by the Breamish Valley War Memorial Project Lead Robbie Burn, with assistance from Janet Rice of the North East War Memorial Project, we have added a fourth travelling WWI gardener to our Roll of Honour.

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