New North East poppy field planted

The North of England is to have its own Field of Remembrance for the first time. Saltwell Park in Gateshead will form the backdrop for thousands of wooden crosses in memory of fallen Service men and women.

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9000 crosses to create Field of Remembrance

Service men and women and members of the public have been placing some of the 9000 crosses that will form this field of remembrance at Saltwell Park.

Some of those helping this morning were soldiers based at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.

Their involvement was made even more poignant after one of their comrades, Corporal Channing Day, was killed whilst on active duty in Afghanistan earlier this week.

The Field of Remembrance made up of crosses to mark the fallen Credit: ITV

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