South Tyneside Remembers

Posted by: Press team on 15 November 2021 13:52

The people of South Tyneside came together to pay tribute to all those who died or were injured in conflict while serving their country.

A number of Remembrance Sunday services took place across the Borough over the weekend to mark the sombre occasion, with civic dignitaries, veterans and their families, uniformed organisations and members of the community uniting for quiet reflection.

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Pat Hay and Mayoress, Jean Copp, led tributes in South Shields with a parade from South Shields Town Hall to the Westoe Cenotaph for a service. The Mayor and Mayoress laid wreaths alongside other organisations and individuals, including Her Majesty's Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear, Col Ann Clouston, the Leader of South Tyneside Council, Councillor Tracey Dixon, Chief Executive of South Tyneside, Jonathan Tew and South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck.

Services were also held in Jarrow where wreaths were laid by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Joe Amar and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Mrs Margaret Fay alongside other organisation and individuals. Tributes in Hebburn were led by Deputy Lord Lieutenant Susan Wear and Councillor Wilf Flynn. Services also took place in Whitburn, Cleadon and East Boldon.

The Remembrance Sunday services followed tributes held across South Tyneside on Armistice Day (11 November).

The Mayor said: "It was wonderful to see communities wearing their poppies with pride and coming together side by side for Remembrance events in their traditional format once again this year.

"These events are a way for us all to stop for a moment to reflect and express our huge gratitude for the service and the selfless sacrifices of those in the armed forces and those who gave their lives for their country.

"It is extremely important that we continue to remember them, now and always."

Last modified: 01 December 2021 13:56