Remembrance Sunday, Keld - Sunday 9th November 2014
There are four names on the Keld War Memorial; Richard Alderson, Thomas Clarkson,
Wm Waller Hutchinson and Robert Rukin. The four fallen soldiers all came from the head of the dale; Keld, Angram and Skeugh Head.
At the Remembrance Day Service, in this the centenary year of the outbreak of WWI, representatives from each family were present. John Rukin of Keld, great nephew of Robert Rukin, laid a poppy wreath in remembrance of the four who lost their lives during the Great War and for all those who have suffered as a result of war and conflict.
|left to right: Bill Hutchinson (nephew of William Hutchinson), Marina Whitehead & Margaret Fawcett (nieces of Richard Alderson), Dorothy Brown (neice of Thomas Clarkson), John Rukin & James Cooper (great nephews of Robert Rukin).|
|As a result of research into the lives of the four men (undertaken by friends of the Keld Resource Centre) photographs, information, transcribed letters and telegrams are on display in the Keld Countryside & Heritage Centre.|
|The soldiers's medals, memorial plaque, dog tag plus poignant letters and photographs can be viewed in the centre's display cabinet.|