Ilkeston - Remembrance
w/e 12 November 2023
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Nikon D3300.

We Will Remeber Them

Services have been held at various war memorials during the week and poppy symbols have been displayed and erected throughout out town as Remembrance Sunday drew closer. These few images show some of the scenes from just three days during the week.

At Erewash Museum

Gates and railings at the Erewash Museum were festooned with crocheted and knitted poppies and more adorned the grounds and other features in the garden.
Armistice Day

On Saturday, Armistice Day, a small crowd gathered with veterans and cadets for a short service and wreath laying around the Cenotaph on the Market Place.
Silent Tribute

Despite the Saturday market being held there was an impeccably observed silence at 11 o'clock to honour and remember all those who had made the ultimate sacrifice in two Word Wars and other conflicts
which continue to this day.

A number of wreathes were laid and veterans paid their respect.
Colour Party

Towards the end of the service the Colour Party paraded from the Cenotaph to the War Memorial in the garden at the side of St Mary's Church.
Memorial Cross

Another wreath was laid at the foot of the Memorial Cross.
Service of Remembrance

The following day, Remembrance Sunday, a service was held in St Mary's in the presence of Civic dignitaries, veterans and the general public.
Market Place

After the service, the congregation processed out of the church to join the hundreds that had already gathered on the Market Place awaiting the arrival of the uniformed groups for the town's Remembrance Day service.

Led by members of the Royal British Legion, the groups paraded from the car park on South Street to assemble at the Cenotaph.

As the clock approached 11 o'clock, a light drizzle captured the mood but in no way detracted from the solemn proceedings and another impeccably observed time of silent reflection. It's now well over 100 years since the end of the First Word War, the so called "war to end all wars" - but still they fight ....

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