AS this year's Remembrance Day approaches, we're looking back at the events that have taken place over the years to mark the occasion.

In November 2021,  Veterans for Peace laid a white poppy wreath during the honour guard, while a purple wreath was also laid in memory of animals killed in service.

A statue of a 'Tommy' in Ponteland was vandalised a night before the Remembrance Day service at the memorial hall.

Hexham Courant:

The incident was said to have happened overnight and the damage was discovered on the morning of Remembrance Day.

The black silhouette of the 'Tommy' soldier with a plate that said 'Lest we forget', was later taken down after the Remembrance Day parade.

In Greenhead 2021, the Remembrance Service at the War Memorial took place as usual on November 14, and customers and stall holders joined from the Farmers' Market, which had a range of new craft stalls as well as the addition of specialist gins and Muckle Breweries beers.

In 2020, instead of the usual parades and gatherings at cenotaphs across Tynedale, due to the pandemic the council commemorated Remembrance Day online on November 11.

Residents of the county were invited to join a virtual event to pay their respects to the fallen.