Duchess of Northumberland lays wreath at socially distanced Cramlington Remembrance ceremony

The Duchess of Northumberland laid a wreath at a small, socially distanced ceremony at Cramlington War Memorial on Armistice Day.

As Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland the Duchess was there as a private consultant of Her Majesty The Queen.

The ceremony was led by Rev David Gray who then invited different wreath layers who included Town Mayor Loraine De Simone, Councillor Ann Mitcheson, members of the Cramlington Branch of the Royal British Legion and representatives from different organisations.

Duchess of Northumberland attends Cramlington Remembrance ceremony

Other members of the general public noticed and stood in silence to pay their respects.

Mayor Loraine De Simone mentioned: “Although Cramlington was not in a position to mark Remembrance in the best way we usually do I used to be happy that individuals had been in a position to pay their respects whereas adhering to Government pointers.

“Residents have already laid wreaths and tributes at the War Memorial over the previous couple of days and I thank them for doing so.

“They have created a really poignant tribute. It was an honour to have the Lord Lieutenant right here immediately becoming a member of in with the easy ceremony that confirmed Cramlington remembers.”

Source: www.chroniclelive.co.uk


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