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North East England's field of remembrance opens

Thousands of wooden crosses carrying poppies and tributes to Britain's fallen heroes will be planted on Tyneside later.

Around 10,000 crosses will make up the first field of remembrance in the north east of England. They will go on display in Gateshead after the Royal British Legion worked with families of local soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

Saltwell Park will be open to the public in the run up to Remembrance Sunday.

Peter Harris reports.

  • 26 Oct 2012
  • From the section UK
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