Poignant trib­ute to town’s war fallen

Herald Express - - News -

SIM­PLE wood crosses car­ry­ing the names of all those from New­ton Ab­bot who lost their lives in the First World War have been laid out in a town cen­tre park.

New­ton Ab­bot Town Coun­cil, Teign­bridge Dis­trict Coun­cil and the Royal Bri­tish le­gion worked to­gether to cre­ate the poignant trib­ute in Courte­nay Park. A short cer­e­mony was held as the crosses were placed.

The town’s Re­mem­brance Sun­day event will take place on No­vem­ber 11 from 10am, with a pro­ces­sion through town and a ser­vice be­ing held at the War Memo­rial.

To re­mem­ber the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of the First World War the town coun­cil will be light­ing the three town bea­cons in the evening, fol­lowed by bell ring­ing at var­i­ous lo­cal churches.

Pic­ture: ANDY UGLOW

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