DOZENS of people came together to remember loved ones at a torchlight concert held inside a cemetery.
The Torchlight Concert of Remembrance was held in Stranton Cemetery, off Tanfield Road, and entertainment was provided by youngsters from the choir at St Aidan’s Primary School, in Loyalty Road.
Around 70 people braved the cold weather to enjoy the concert.
The event was organised by the Friends of Stranton Cemetery group, which aims to raise awareness of the site, help ensure it remains a peaceful environment and keep crime to an absolute minimum.
The concert was held in December to mark the last event of 2012 but plans are already in place to hold activities this year and a fund has been set up which people can contribute to.
Susan Connor, chair of Friends of Stranton Cemetery, said: “The Torchlight Concert of Remembrance was absolutely brilliant.
“It was such a lovely night in spite of the cold weather and it was nice to see so many people there.
“The choir was really good and we are very grateful for their support.
“This was a great opportunity for people to come together to remember friends and family.”
It was the second time the event had been staged and plans are already in place to hold another one this year.
Over the past year, there have been litter picks, bulb planting, a butterfly biodiversity walk, a bat watch and even a headstone history walk.
Anyone who would like to help fund future events or activities can make a donation to the group.
For more information about how to contribute or the group itself call (01429) 523075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org