Lest we forget

Consett’s biggest public event each year, and a growing one, is the Remembrance Day Parade. It takes place on Sunday, starting from Christchurch at around 10.40 for the Act of Remembrance¬†at the War Memorial at 11.00. It’s always a moving occasion, involving both young members of the armed forces, and veterans from previous conflicts as well as many, many local people remembering loved ones and friends who have served their country.

It will be particularly poignant this year with the recent death of Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter, the Consett soldier killed whilst serving in Afghanistan.

This morning I was reminded again of the huge sacrifices made by so many in the cause of freedom as I stood in front of the memorial boards at County Hall, commemorating almost 200 members of county council staff who died in the  two World Wars of the last century. Mine is an immensely fortunate generation, the first in a century to escape such slaughter, which only emphasises the respect we owe to that much smaller number who have borne the burden of carrying arms on behalf of us all since 1945.

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Owen Temple & Margaret Nealis

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300 Medomsley Road
Co Durham
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Owen Temple, who has been Consett North's Lib Dem Councillor since 2007, and Margaret Nealis are committed to working for local people in Consett, to make sure that their voice is heard at County Hall. As the county council takes a more and more centralised and "one-size-fits-all" approach, it is more important than ever for Consett to have campaigners who will stand up for this town.


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