Parish Notes

2014 Commemoration weekend
The Morpeth Herald 7/8/2014 reports a weekend of events to mark the centenary of the start of the Great War:
A weekend of events in Pegswood were held to commemorate the sacrifices made during the First World War.
On Friday, a sizeable audience enjoyed a performance of Archie's Story, staged by the Pegswood Creative Writers and Pegswood Performing Arts groups. It charted the life of a young man through the war years. It ended very movingly with the caste reading out of the names of the sons of Pegswood who fell in the Great War. The evening ended in reverential silence.
Saturday saw displays and acrivities at St. Margaret's Chapel, which boasted amongst the exhibits a newly-commissioned banner, and at Pegswood Community Hub, where samples of food from recipes of the time added to the authenticity.
An art exhibition by local painters reflected various aspects of the war and added to the artmosphere.
A service at St. Andrew's Church, Bothal, was held on Sunday. It was well executed and the presence of a bugler, who played the Last Post, and a Northumbrian piper added to the haunting sense of loss.
At the war memorial outside the church, the names of those who had fallen were read out and wreaths were laid in tribute.
The mood lightened with the serving of a traditional 1914 tea by members of Pegswood with Bothal W.I.