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More on 30,000th Last Post: County Durham fire stations to host July 9 tributes

Posted on centenarynews.com on 25 June 2015
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Fire stations in the County Durham region of Northern England will be among those hosting tributes marking the 30,000th Last Post ceremony in Ypres. 

They'll take place at Bishop Auckland, Durham, Consett, Peterlee, Darlington and Spennymoor from 6pm-7.30pm on July 9th.

Buglers will join staff, invited guests and members of the public for the events organised by County Durham and Darlington Fire & Rescue Service.

Live streaming of the Last Post from Belgium will be shown from 6.50pm at all six stations as well as commemorative readings, including the poem ‘For the fallen’ by Lawrence Binyon.

Stuart Errington, deputy chief fire officer for County Durham and Darlington Fire & Rescue Service, said: “This special event will allow the Service to mark the centenary of the first full year of the Great War as part of a series of events running across the country.

"It will also highlight the links between the fire service and the armed forces, past and present."

More details of the 30,000th Last Post can be found in Centenary News here

Source: County Durham and Darlington Fire & Rescue Service

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Posted by: Peter Alhadeff, Centenary News