Rain shouldn’t stop service

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For as long as I can remember I have stood in rain, hail and wind to pay my respects to the veterans on Remembrance Sunday. However this year at the cenotaph at Seaham was a disgrace.

I stood there with around 200 other people, young and old, to pay our respects to find out it had been moved without prior warning.

I find it hard to believe that the councillors could not stand a little bit of rain for 20 minutes to remember the fallen. I think it is an absolute disgrace that it was moved to another venue without letting the public know.

However hats off to Ken Routledge for standing at the front of a crowd and performing the service by his own will. Well done to everyone that gathered at the cenotaph where it was supposed to be held and showed their support.

Paul Taylor