Lest we forget
The Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Chris Corbett, will join local residents and representatives of local organisations at this year’s Remembrance Service in Long Eaton on Sunday 11 November.
A Remembrance Service and Mass at St Laurence’s Church in the Market Place will start at 9.30am ahead of the traditional parade. The parade will start at 10.20am from West Gate and make its way to the War Memorial, which is outside the Church, for a short service and wreath laying at 10.45am.
The Deputy Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Sue Beardsley, will join residents in Ilkeston, where a Remembrance Service will take place at St Mary’s Church in the Market Place at 10am. This year’s parade will be headed by Ilkeston Brass and will leave the South Street car park at 10.35am to the Cenotaph in the Market Place for the wreath-laying and service at 10.50am.
The Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Chris Corbett, has also given his support to the annual Poppy Appeal:
“This year, Remembrance Sunday is a particularly poignant occasion as it marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. With commemorative events also planned for the evening to mark the end of that war, it will be a day filled with remembrance.
“I will be honoured to join residents throughout the day to pay tribute to the men and women who have given their lives in the service of this country.”
Erewash Borough Council has organised Battle’s Over events in Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres during the early evening as part of organised events taking place across the UK to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Wartime songs and music will start at 6.15pm before the lighting of beacons at 6.45pm as part of the national tribute. At 7.05pm the bells of St Mary’s Church in Ilkeston and St Laurence’s in Long Eaton will ring out, along with church bells across the country, to ‘ring in the peace’ – commemorating the day the guns fell silent 100 years ago.