The 100 Year Remembrance Day Parade and Service took place on Sunday, 11th November with a March to St. Clare’s Church from the Barnard Armoury. Revd. Ann Anderson gave a short service outside of St. Clare’s where the observance of the Two Minutes Silence and wreath laying ceremony was carried out.
Wreaths were laid, led by a representative of the Lord Lieutenant’s Office, Dame Dela Smith DBE DL, Phil Wilson MP, Ron Hogg Police and Crime Commissioner, the Reviewing Officer, Lt. Col. J.D. Torbet, the Mayor of Great Aycliffe Councillor John Clark, Councillors J. Atkinson and Mrs. S.J. Iveson from Durham County Council together with members of the Armed Forces, Clubs, Churches, Schools and Children.
A record number of people lined the streets outside of the Church in memory of those who had laid down their lives in times of conflict. A display of knitted poppies had been placed around the outside area of the church making a beautiful focal point for the passing of the parade. The poppies had been knitted by people and organisations of Newton Aycliffe from an idea initiated by Syd Howarth.
Following a service of remembrance in Church the parade assembled outside for the March Past and Salute. The Parade was dismissed in the yard of the Barnard Armoury.

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