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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The first service at the North's first Remembrance field

The first service has been held at the Royal British Legion's first ever Field of Remembrance in the North. Friends and family gathered at Saltwell Park in Gateshead to remember service men and women who have died whilst on active service.

Thousands of wooden crosses were planted at Saltwell Park Credit: ITV
Paying their respects Credit: ITV
Crosses were planted in memory of those lost at war Credit: ITV
The first service took place at 10.30am 27th October Credit: ITV
Family and friends of fallen soldiers attended Credit: ITV

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