Under marble shields

Today marks the anniversary of the start of one of the most bloody battles of World War One. The Battle of the Somme. The battle took place between the 1st of July and the 18 November in 1916 and which by the end of the battle the British Army had suffered 420,000 casualties including nearlyContinue reading “Under marble shields”

An honourable thing

On Friday 13th March, 2015 a National Service of Commemoration is due to be held in the UK to mark the end of combat operations in Afghanistan. The event is an opportunity for the country to collectively pay tribute to the contribution made by all those who served in Afghanistan and who worked in theContinue reading “An honourable thing”

Holocaust Memorial Day

A service took place today at St Barnabas Church in Middlesbrough to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The hour-long service brought together people from the local community and from all backgrounds and religious beliefs to mark the 70-year anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and also to remember the millions that were killedContinue reading “Holocaust Memorial Day”

Charles visits PD Ports

Prince Charles met senior staff and management, newly appointed apprentices and local school children today as he visited the offices of PD Ports to mark the 50th anniversary of trade through the Tees Dock in Middlesbrough, England. The Tees Dock is owned and operated by PD Ports and is the hub of operational activity at Teesport.Continue reading “Charles visits PD Ports”

Twenty years on

Twenty years to the day after the closure of Easington colliery in County Durham former miners and their families held an event today to remember the closure of the mine and the resulting impact it had on what was one of the major coal production mines in the country. Coincidentally the funeral of Margaret ThatcherContinue reading “Twenty years on”