Thousand flock to Jubilee Park for Armed Forces Day

A Drumhead Service opened a fantastic celebration of Great Britain’s Armed Forces.

Thousands turned out, including H.M. Lord Lieutenant Sue Snowdon, in glorious sunshine for the emotional service that preceded Armed Forces Day family fun day.

Conducted by Reverends Barbara Hilton and Matt Tarling, the Service saw the Standards March and Take Post before the Drum Altar was built and draped in Union and Tri-Service Standards as Spennymoor Town Band performed the Last Post & Reveille.

The Drumhead Service Committee wish to thank Mayor Cllr Derek Taylor; the Town Council, Spennymoor Town Band, Royal Naval Association, Royal Signals Association, Bishop Auckland Association, SSAFA, Spennymoor Police, Spennymoor Fire Service, Chester le Street Sea Cadets, Spennymoor Army Cadets and Bishop Auckland Air Cadets.

The event moved on to the Armed Forces Family Fun Day, which attracted over 2,000 people who enjoyed beautiful weather, the park in full bloom and stalls, inflatables, face painters, a climbing wall and fun fair rides organised for the day.

An arena was also created with acts thrilling the crowds with some breathtaking stunts performed by 3Sixty BMX team and The Imps motorcycle display team.

Cllr Taylor said:

“What a super day and thanks must go to everyone who attended, supported and performed. It was an excellent day and everyone loved the arena show.

“Special thanks also must be extended to the MOD and Cllrs Mark Abley and Luke Holmes, who provided funding towards Armed Forces Day.”

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The Town Council’s next event is Party in The Park on Friday, August 9. Details soon…

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