Zetland FM Local News - 30th June 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 30th June 2016.
Police are appealing for information after a red Armstrong trials motorcycle was stolen from a farm in Brotton.
The incident occurred earlier this week, overnight from Monday into Tuesday.
Anyone who may have seen the motorcycle for sale, or who has any information about the theft, is asked to contact PC Richard Bailey on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Officials, members of the public and Armed Forces veterans will come together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.
Taking place at Redcar’s Cenotaph at 7.30am tomorrow morning, the remembrance service will remember the sacrifice made by Allied troops at the mid-point of the Great War.
As part of the service, the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Cllr Barry Hunt, Redcar MP Anna Turley and Alan Frankland, the President of the Redcar Branch of the Royal British Legion will read letters from those who fought in the battle to highlight the human impact the battle had on soldiers across the country.
In addition to this, poems will be read out and hymns will be sung with veterans joined by members of the Cadet Forces and others who want to commemorate what was the start of one of war’s bloodiest battles.
The event in Redcar, and across the country, has been supported by the Western Front Association, to find out more about the association go to: www.westernfrontassociation.com. To find out more about the Royal British Legion, visit: www.britishlegion.org.uk.
A local war hero will be commemorated today as a bench is unveiled in his honour at Ormesby.
Stanley Hollis, who was born in Middlesbrough, served with local regiment the Green Howards during World War 2, and was the only man to receive a Victoria Cross - the military's highest honour - on D-Day.
After the war Stan became a well known figure in the local community, becoming the landlord of the Green Howard pub in the Market Square in Ormesby during the sixties, and in the early seventies he was landlord of the Holywell View pub in Liverton Mines.
Now, thanks to a campaign led by Ormesby resident Josie Ransome and local newsagent Andy Hill, Stan Hollis will be commemorated with a memorial bench which will be unveiled later today in the grounds of St Cuthbert's Church in Ormesby.
Andy told Zetland FM it will be an exciting day.