Following a lovely Remembrance Service at Quarrington Hil lon 9th November, Father John Livesey blessed the Quarrington Hill Tommies that were funded by the three Durham County councillors, Cllr Jan Blakey, Cllr MauraMcKeon and Cllr. Stuart Dunn. The children then unveiled an interpretation panel listing the servicemen from the village that died in WW1 and a map and photos showing how different the village was 100 years ago.
Quarrington Hill paid respect to their fallen on Friday 9th when wreathes were laid along with 47 crosses by children from Cassop Primary School who traditionally marched from the school to lay a wreath. Thanks go to Ex Drum Major Rob Self who made the long journey to play the bugle for the occasion.
Their tribute continued on the evening of the 11th November when they joined with 1,000 towns and villages around the UK in a nationwide beacon lighting ceremony. The night started at 18:40 with a short reading by Alec McDonald, followed by a speech by Deputy Lord Lieutenant Derek Winter, and a poem read by Parish Councillor Graham Mills. Beacons were lit by Clive Lawson, Derek Winter and forces veteran Danny Whinham. A big thank you to Parish Councillor Julie Smith and Clive Lawson for co-ordinating this event but also thanks to all the village residents for coming and showing their support and respect at both ceremonies.