RESIDENTS from across Redcar and Cleveland have been invited to a ceremony in the Garden of Remembrance in Redcar to commemorate National Holocaust Memorial Day.

Taking place on Friday 27 January at 11.30am, the ceremony will involve members of the public, civic officials and children remembering the atrocities of the Second World War.

The Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Barry Hunt will be in attendance together with Redcar MP Anna Turley and representatives from the British Legion.

A plaque will be unveiled next to a commemorative tree and the planting of bulbs by Coatham School children is also expected to take place.

Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Barry Hunt, said: “I will be honoured to welcome people to this small ceremony to commemorate National Holocaust Memorial Day.

“It is so important that we take pause and reflect on the tragic events from World War II, not only to honour the fallen but to pay tribute to the survivors. I would encourage people to come along and join us in remembrance.”

The Garden of Remembrance is located opposite the Cenotaph on Coatham Road.

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