Field of remembrance opens in Gateshead

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Ricky finds out about a new field of remembrance

Thousands of wooden crosses carrying poppies and tributes to Britain's fallen heroes will be planted in the north of England on Friday.

They'll be put in a new field of remembrance which has opened in Gateshead for people to visit and show their respect for servicemen and women who have died in battle.

The field is the first of its kind in the north of England, there are already similar places in London, Cardiff, Belfast, Royal Wootton Bassett and Edinburgh.

The park will be open to the public until Remembrance Sunday on 11 November.