To commemorate the one hundred years anniversary of the end of World War One hundreds of commemorative coins have been distributed to primary school children in Bridlington.
The antique style hexagonal coin was distributed by Bridlington Town Council and given to all primary school age children within the parish of Bridlington.
A spokesperson said: “The council has placed an order for 3500 coins, approximately 2700 of these will be distributed to the Bridlington primary schools (these are schools located within the parish boundary) .”
“The remaining 800 coins will be available to Bridlington residents at a cost of £2.00, with any profits going towards the Mayor’s Charity Appeal.” Mayor Cllr Colin Croft has chosen the Alderson House/ Bridlington Echo Mini-Bus Appeal as his chosen charity during his civic year.
Said Cllr Croft: “We are distributing the commemorative coins throughout the primary schools as means of remembrance of this historic commemoration, and we hope to raise funds from the sale of the remaining coins, which will go to Mini-Bus Appeal.”
The coins are a similar shape and design to a specially designed medal that was awarded for the Peace Celebrations that were commemorated in the town in 1919. The mayor of the town at the time was Ernest Lambert.