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Remembering the fallen in Chesterfield

Remembering the fallen in Chesterfield

Residents are being invited to attend Chesterfield’s annual service of Remembrance on Remembrance Sunday, Sunday 13 November, at 2.30pm at St Mary and All Saints’ Church, the ‘Crooked Spire’.

The service will remember all those who have sacrificed their lives in service for our country.

Councillor Tony Rogers, the Mayor of Chesterfield, said:

“Our Remembrance Service is open for all to attend and pay their respects, every year we are heartened to see many of our residents support this event and remember together.”

Everyone is welcome to attend and residents are politely asked to be seated by 2pm as the Church can become very full.

The service will be followed by a parade from St Mary and All Saints’ Church, through Burlington Street, High Street, Glumangate onto Rose Hill.

Residents and visitors are welcome to watch the parade which will be led by Chesterfield’s Mayor and Mayoress and other local dignitaries. They will be joined by members of the Armed Forces, ex-services organisations and uniformed organisations from Chesterfield.

Members of the public are also welcome to attend the wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial from approximately 3.30pm with the Poppy cascade featuring 16,000 Poppies donated by people from across the world as a backdrop.

The Poppy cascade will be installed on the front of the Town Hall on Thursday 3 November by members of The Royal Engineers Association, who are the custodians of the Poppies.  Each year the Royal Engineers Association ensure the Poppy fall’s safekeeping, making sure it is dry and safely stored and any repairs are carried out prior to their next outing. 

On Friday 11 November children from schools across Chesterfield will join the Mayor and Mayoress in holding a minute silence at 11am outside the Town Hall and laying a wreath of remembrance.

Staveley Town Council will hold their annual Remembrance parade and service in Staveley on Sunday 13 November. The parade will leave Staveley Market Place at 10.45am and head for the Garden of Remembrance, where the service will take place come rain or shine at 11.00am.

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