Among the glories of the town hall are the beautiful gardens, set off by the proudly fluttering Northumbrian flag. The gardens are lovingly tended by Edwin and Pat Wilkinson, who spend many, many hours digging, weeding, and planting to maintain a glorious wealth of colour all the year round, providing a warm welcome to the village.
Garden Display 2018
Standing proudly in the garden of the town hall is the poignant silhouette of a First World War soldier, with head bowed, erected as a tribute not only to all those who died in the Great War, but also those who gave their lives in other wars and conflicts over the years.
Made by the charity There But Not There, the Tommy silhouette – one of a chain across the country – was erected to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, and will later be moved to the village war memorial, which is the lych gate at the cemetery.
The Women’s Suffragettes
Garden Display 2017