Zetland FM Local News - 12th November 2018
The volunteers of the Redcar RNLI had to called out to rescue a man whilst they were attending the remembrance service in Redcar;
Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn paid a visit to Saltburn at the weekend;
...and thousands of people attended Remembrance Sunday ceremonies across Redcar and Cleveland on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
The volunteers of the Redcar RNLI had to called out to rescue a man whilst they were attending the remembrance service in Redcar.
The lifeboat crew responded to an emergency call to rescue a man who was in the sea at Marske at ten to eleven yesterday morning as they were marching to the cenotaph at Redcar to pay their respects.
When the crew arrived on the scene they found the man waist-deep in water.
Two crew members entered the sea and guided the man to the shore where police officers were waiting.
Meanwhile, representatives of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat crew and ladies guild laid wreaths at the cenotaph as part of the town’s commemoration of the end of the First World War in 1918.
Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn paid a visit to Saltburn at the weekend.
The leader of the opposition was in the town on Saturday afternoon to show his support for Lauren Dingsdale, who is the Labour Party's parliamentary candidate for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland.
After laying flowers at a memorial seat in honour of his friend and former MP for the area Ashok Kumar, Mr Corbyn then travelled on the Victorian cliff lift down onto the promenade, where he enjoyed a walk along the pier with a portion of fish and chips.
Thousands of people attended Remembrance Sunday ceremonies across Redcar and Cleveland on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
The commemorations included the 'Pages of the Sea' event which took place yesterday on Redcar beach and involved an image of a First World War soldier being washed away by the sea and readings of a specially commissioned poem by Carol Ann Duffy.
Eston cenotaph and surrounding square was refurbished in time for the parade and ceremony held this morning at an event attended by politicians of all parties.
Another major service was held at St Leonard’s Parish Church in Loftus followed by a parade from the Town Hall to the war memorial.
Further events are taking place this week, including a remembrance event later today at Lockwood Primary School cenotaph in Boosbeck at 10.45am.