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.
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.
Two identical pictures with a simple message grace windows either
side of the door at the Legs Wine Bar.
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
On Thursday a short service was conducted from the steps of the
Veterans stood with the general public to pay their respects
and remember the fallen.
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
The Armistice and Remembrance Day services are organised by the
Royal British Legion and this year the RBL is celebrating 100
years since the nations collective Remembrance traditions
were first brought together.
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