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Remembrance 2021

Breamish Valley Remembrance 2021

On Sunday 14 November 2021 residents of Breamish Valley, and visitors from further afield, came to remember service personnel who died protecting our freedoms.

In a well-attended service led by Revd. Velda Nicholson people, old and young, gathered to remember the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in conflicts.

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Community Garden Improvements

In addition to the new wall to protect the well in the Powburn Community Garden, further improvements are well underway.

A planter that will be used to create a bed of red roses has been constructed and installed at the Breamish Valley War Memorial. The angular, U-shaped wooden planter was made to the same high standards as the Bolton Road Sign Planters and the Powburn Road Sign Planters by Chris Armit from Newcastleton (Chris constructed the Bolton and Powburn planters).

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Remembrance Sunday 2020

Background

We are sure that members of the local community will recognise the current unusual circumstances surrounding the possibility of commemorating Remembrance Sunday this year. While the UK Government has now published guidance (published 3 Nov 2020), the required actions and responsibilities mean that there is insufficient time to organise a public event. However, we do not want to let this commemoration pass us by and we want to assure you that the fallen of the Breamish Valley are never forgotten. Consequently, a wreath will be laid by May Wilson BEM on behalf of the local community.

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