This annual commemoration of Sir William Turner’s School old boys lost in conflict has continued uninterrupted since 1922.
Because of Covid-19 restrictions, the customary Remembrance ceremony could not take place in 2020. Instead, students and staff of Redcar & Cleveland College arranged readings and wreath-laying at the bronze memorial in the Sir William Turner Lecture Theatre, while a small party commemorated at the Celtic cross now located at the corner of Locke Road and Corporation Road. The participants were Jason Faulkner (College Principal), Peter Chester (old boy and former Head of History), Cliff Hunt of the Cleveland Police Band, Eric Howden (British Legion) and Rev. Paul Peverell (old boy and Vicar of Great Ayton).
Both ceremonies were recorded by a College student, and an edited version can be viewed via this link:
An article also appeared in The Northern Echo newspaper: