Ilkeston - Pause To Remember
w/e 13 November 2011
All this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

These images were taken over three days starting with the service at the Cenotaph on Armistice Day, the 11th and concluding at the same place with another service on Sunday 13th, Remembrance Day.

Town Hall Flags

Flags have been flying on the Town Hall this week with the national union flag (technically it's only a union jack when displayed on a boat) being dwarfed by another of the Royal British Legion that shows red poppies on a white background with the words "Pause To Remember" and the date 11/11/11.
Church Clock

And it was on Friday at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in the eleventh year of this century when the clock on St Mary's struck that the town centre along with many other places fell silent for two minutes.
Around The Cenotaph

A short service was held at the Cenotaph and a good crowd stood to pay their respects to all the fallen in two World Wars and other conflicts since.
RBL Contingent

Members of the local branch of the Legion were well represented as the Mayor of Erewash and other Civic representatives made their way in front of the library to lay poppy wreathes as a tribute.
All Age Groups

All age groups were represented at this act of remembrance including a group of children from a nearby school.
Cadets Collecting

Youngsters were also much in evidence on Saturday as the local Army Cadets (above) stood in the town centre streets with their Air Force Cadet colleagues to raise funds for the British Legion by selling poppies and collecting donations from the general public.
The Poppy Appeal

As the Legion celebrates its ninetieth year of helping veterans and their families several shops have allowed volunteers to set up displays and collection points on their premises for several weeks. As well as the usual lapel poppies, a number of other items including wrist bands, crosses and pins were available in aid on the Poppy Appeal.
The Number Two

It was not only people wearing poppies as most if not all of the buses on the number two route between Ilkeston and Nottingham had a large poppy prominently displayed at the front.
Remembrance Day

It was back to the Market Place on Sunday but whereas most places gathered for Remembrance Day services at 11am, the gathering in Ilkeston took place in the afternoon with a Civic Service in St Mary's Church at 3pm followed by the laying of wreathes at the Cenotaph and a parade through the town centre by representatives of many organisations.
We Will Remember Them

Many wreathes were laid on all four sides of the Cenotaph and they were supplemented by crosses and flowers that in different words all proclaimed the same message of remembering the fallen.
We will remember them. We WILL remember them!

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