Ilkeston - Armistice Day
w/e 14 November 2021

All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490


Many of the shops and businesses in the town have decorated their premises and window displays during November as we once again set time aside to remember all those who have fallen in wars. On the way up to the Market place we paused to look at a few of the displays like this one seen through the door of Moore's Flower Shop on South Street.
Wedding Boutique

Also on South Street the Wedding Boutique also had a thought provoking display which proved difficult to photograph due to the reflections in the window but the sentiment is still clear.
Legs Wine Bar

Two identical pictures with a simple message grace windows either side of the door at the Legs Wine Bar.
Market Place

Armistice Day this year, the eleventh day of the eleventh month fell on a Thursday - Market Day. In previous years even on market days, attendance by the public has not been excessive but maybe because it was a low key affair last year, the turn out this year was good. Remembrance Sunday of course is always very well attended.

On Thursday a short service was conducted from the steps of the Cenotaph.

Veterans stood with the general public to pay their respects and remember the fallen.
Lord Lieutenant

Wreathes were laid, the first on behalf of the Queen by the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Elizabeth Fothergill CBE DL, who also read a brief message from the steps of the Cenotaph.

More wreathes were laid by different groups and individuals of all ages and it was good to see these youngsters taking part in the proceedings, waiting patiently to lay their own wreath and learning at a very early age about remembrance to keep it going for future generations. As the saying goes "We will remember them".

The Armistice and Remembrance Day services are organised by the Royal British Legion and this year the RBL is celebrating 100 years since the nation’s collective Remembrance traditions were first brought together.
Wreathes & Crosses

After the service on Thursday wreathes and crosses could be seen around the Cenotaph and on Remembrance Sunday their number was swelled by many, many more.

Remembrance Sunday Slideshow and Video

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