Ashington’s War Memorial will now be lit on an evening to fully remember those from the town who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving their country.

The War Memorial, in the Ashington Memorial Garden, features a soldier by the renowned local sculptor, Mr Tom Maley, and recognies over 1,000 people from the town who gave their lives in the two world wars.

The lighting of the War Memorial, in 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the ending of WWI and Ashington’s Remembrance Day Service and Parade will have additional poignancy this year when it takes place on Sunday 11 November, from 10.30am.

A service will also take place to unveil two commemorative stones, in the Memorial Garden, on Thursday 1 November at 11am. The Service will recognise both Hugh Cairns VC & DCM, on the 100th Anniversary of the awarding of the Victoria Cross, and the contribution of those who served at the Ashington Airfield during the WWI war effort.  

The lighting of the War Memorial has been carried out by Ashington Town Council with support from Councillor Tom Wilson, Ashington Central Ward’s County and Town Councillor.