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Sunshine Heralds Remembrance Sunday

Lifeboats News Release

Newbiggin volunteers showed their dedication in support of this annual community commemoration.

Poppies adorn the memorial park

RNLI/Mark Pearson

The poppy display
Volunteers from Newbiggin RNLI Lifeboat Station joined a record number of members of the public who attended the annual Remembrance Service and Parade in Newbiggin by the Sea today. The Newbiggin Coastguard team led the parade from the centre of the village up to the Memorial Garden.
Beautiful sunny weather blessed the proceedings that were well attended with record numbers of people taking part including most of our volunteer team from Newbiggin Lifeboat Station.
The Northumberland Vice Lord Lieutenant laid the first wreath on behalf of His Majesty the King with many other wreaths laid including one from Newbiggin Lifeboat Station.

For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or richard_mart[email protected] or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local website.

Our wreath on display

RNLI/Mark Pearson

The Newbiggin wreath
The Newbiggin volunteer team at the memorial

RNLI/Mark Pearson

Volunteer gathering
The two teams prepare for the Remembrance Parade

RNLI/Mark Pearson

Newbiggin RNLI and Coastguard assembly

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