A SPECIAL service will mark the unveiling of a new war memorial site as part of Remembrance events this weekend.

All Saints Church war memorial in Shildon has been relocated to the town's Redworth Road. The occasion will be marked with a special service and laying of wreaths on Saturday at 11am.

The town's main memorial service takes place at the cenotaph outside St John's Church on Sunday at 11am, followed by a further service Middridge at noon. Those wishing to take part in the march to the war memorial should meet outside the King William pub at 10.45am.

The Royal British Legion in Bishop Auckland will meet in the town's market place at 10am for prayers and the laying of wreaths followed by a service at St Andrew's Church, South Church at 11am.

A procession will gather at 2.30pm in Hope Street, Crook, before a service at St Catherine's Church. Councillors and dignitaries will gather for the laying of wreaths at the cenotaph at Civic Centre, Crook, at 3.40pm.

Mrs Lillian Bennett will present an ornamental plate in memory of the dead of the first and second world wars and other conflicts, at a service at Willington RC church, at 6pm, on Saturday. A parade takes place at 2.30pm at the cenotaph in Low Wolsingham on Sunday followed by a service at St Stephen's church