The planting of 9000 crosses to mark the fallen is proving to be of comfort to both families and members of the armed forces.
Lieutenant Colonel Dave Garner says that the new poppy field is important to soldiers as it helps them to see that the community is remembering those who have been killed during active service.
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The trophy started at Hadrian's Wall before passing through Hexham and Newcastle on its way to Alnwick.
Andrew Pullan's canoe capsized and he was pulled under the water near Barnard Castle in October 2013.
298 people were killed in the atrocity including Newcastle United fans Liam Sweeney & John Alder.