Ilkeston - 'Tis November
w/e 08 November 2015
All of this week's pictures were
taken with a Kodak DX6490
It's been a week of foggy days, overcast skies, misty
mornings and a lot of rain. Towards the weekend a strong wind
blew in to bring more leaves off the trees but it's only to be
expected. After all, 'tis November.
It has been unseasonably mild though - even the wind at the weekend
was warm but earlier in the week this was the autumnal scene
on the Market Place.
All the street furniture was recently removed for the annual
Charter Fair but it has now been replaced and the tubs on the
Market Placed have been filled and replanted with winter flowering
On one of the drier days of the week, there was a lot of activity
near the Cenotaph with men working from cherry pickers and Council
vehicles hauling trailers parked on the Market Place.
It is probably still a little early to be thinking seriously
about Christmas but the switching on ceremony for the lights
will be towards the end off November and before then, they all
have to be erected and tested. The men in the cherry pickers
were busy stringing the lights in the trees.
The ramp on the trailer behind one of the Council vehicles had
been let down to enable more of those winter bedding plants to
be unloaded and planted in time for the Remembrance services
at the Cenotaph.
These still on the trailer were destined for the beds on either
side of the Cenotaph.
Aiding and abetting the Council' Green Space Team was a party
of young gardeners from Chaucer Junior School and after a final
briefing they began to help with the planting.
With their help the beds were soon filled up and next week, the
juvenile horticulturists will be on hand in Victoria Park to
assist with bulb planting on the bank below the bandstand.
But all eyes were turned towards the Cenotaph on Sunday for the
annual service of Remembrance.
At 11 o'clock the town centre fell silent as everyone present
in individual acts of remembrance thought of the sacrifices made
by countless numbers to protect our way of living.