HMS Blyth Artefacts Handed Over to Blyth Town Council

HMS Blyth Artefacts Handed Over to Blyth Town Council

A significant moment in maritime history was commemorated at an event held for over 240 distinguished guests at Bede Academy on 14th March, where the ship’s bell and other historic artefacts from HMS Blyth were officially handed over to Blyth Town Council by the Royal Navy.  

The event featured a stirring opening performance by the Royal Marines Corps of Drums, static displays by various units of the Royal Navy, Maritime Reserves, and military charities.  Bede Academy’s own Combined Cadet Force and String Orchestra both played an active role, alongside our catering, IT/audio visual and facilities teams.  

Mayor Warren Taylor said: “This is an event to be proud of.  We will take great care of the bell and will ensure that as many people as possible will be able to see it over the years. I’d like to thank the Royal Navy for making this happen and Bede Academy for hosting this wonderful event.”

Principal of Bede Academy, Mr Thelwell, who opened the event, said: “This is a very special moment in the history of Bede Academy – an event that I’m sure will be remembered for many years to come.  We are immensely proud of our newly founded Royal Navy Cadets who are representing the academy here this evening. They in turn are inspired by the example set by the members of the Royal Navy that they have met today who serve our country with such courage, selflessness and dedication.”

The event was a joint collaboration between the Royal Navy, Blyth Town Council and Bede Academy.

Photo credits: ESF Digital Media Team, Blyth Town Council, Steve Brock Photography

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