Neasham Marks Armistice Centenary

Neasham Marks Armistice Centenary

The small village of Neasham near Darlington is planning an ambitious tribute to commemorate the Centenary of the Great War Armistice.

Former Administrator of TVLS, Helen Crute, is organising an exhibition in the Reading Room in the village, from 5th to 10th November. Photographs from some of the battlefields and from the National Memorial Arboretum today will be displayed, alongside archive photos and sounds from the Imperial War Museum archive. 

The village is also creating a­ Field of Remembrance around the Millennium Garden on Neasham Village Green. Poppy crosses and Remembrance tributes may be planted by anyone wishing to remember a loved one, whether from WW1 or subsequent wars. The tributes will be available from the Exhibition, the Fox and Hounds pub in the middle of the village, or direct from the British Legion. Poppies can be planted at any time, and the Field will be dedicated on 10 November at 2.00pm.

There is an Evening of Remembrance on Thursday 8 November (doors open at 7.00pm) with a brief talk by Helen, followed by a topical talk Chris Lloyd, Chief Features Writer at the Northern Echo, and concludes with an Act of Remembrance.

Helen would be delighted if anyone takes the time to visit the Exhibition - she is currently worrying that not many people will bother to come, and as she says: "there is a limit to the number of books I can read!"

The Exhibition will be open Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 12.00pm, and 1.30pm to 4.30pm, and Saturday morning 10.00am to 12.30pm. Visits outside these hours are available - just email Helen. Tickets for the Evening of Remembrance can be ordered from the same address.

More information about the exhibition and events is available at