Ilkeston - Respect
w/e 11 September 2022
The photo of the Queen was taken with a Kodak DX6490. All of the others were taken with a Nikon D3300

Queen Elizabeth II

This week saw the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Ilkeston began to show its respects. the image above is taken from a photo I took when she visited Derby in 2010 to present Maundy money in the Cathedral.


Almost immediately on hearing the news flags in neighbours gardens - the Union Flag on the left and the Royal Standard on the right - were flown at half mast.
Town Hall

On the Town Hall a single Union Flag was draped with a black cravat, the tradition for this type of flagpole.
Old Co-Op

On the old Co-Op building the Union Flag there was also flying at half mast framed here from this position on the Market Place with two lighting columns like sentries on guard duty.

St Mary's

The flag on St Mary's likewise was also at half mast. Like churches all over the country the bells were wrung on Saturday lunchtime as a mark of respect.
Remembrance Garden

In the adjacent Remembrance Garden an area was set aside for floral tributes to be laid by members of the general public.
Morrisons Tribute

Shops too made their own tributes like this notice and vase of flowers the greeted shoppers at Morrisons Supermarket.
Black Dress

Some shop window displays were simple like this one with just a black dress, handbag and shoes and three flags.

Others were a little more elaborate and included many photos of the Queen.
Rest In Peace

And another conveyed the thoughts of many with a single photo and a simple message.

Some shops even closed their doors on Friday but however the event was marked they all meant the same thing.


Queen Elizabeth II

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (21 April 1926 – 08 September 2022) of the House of Windsor.
Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms
from 06 February 1952 until 08 September 2022.
The longest-reigning monarch in British history.

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