Chesterfield to remember the fallen
Chesterfield residents have the opportunity to pause and remember those who have died in battle this month.
The annual service of remembrance on Remembrance Sunday, Sunday 10 November, will take place at 2.30pm at St Mary and All Saints’ Church, the ‘Crooked Spire’.
The service will remember all those killed in the First World War and subsequent conflicts.
Everyone is welcome to attend but residents are advised to be seated by 2pm as the church becomes very full.
The service will be followed by a parade from the church, through Burlington Street, High Street, Glumangate onto Rose Hill allowing those taking part to see the poppy displays in the town centre.
Residents and visitors are welcome to watch the parade which will include Chesterfield’s mayor and mayoress and other local dignitaries.
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 created last year to mark the centenary of the First World War as a backdrop. This features 16,000 poppies donated by people from across the world.
Councillor Sharon Blank, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for governance said: “Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day are two of the most solemn dates in our calendar as we come together to remember the fallen.
“I would like to invite everyone to take part in the events to remember those killed across the borough.”
There will be the usual parish mass at the Crooked Spire church at 10.30am on Sunday 10 November during which a wreath will be laid at the war memorial outside the church at 11am.
Staveley Town Council will hold an event in Staveley at 11am on Sunday 11 November at the war memorial.
Brimington Parish Council will hold a parade and service in Brimington at 3pm.
Residents are also invited to attend a short service at the war memorial, Rose Hill on Monday 11 November from 10.45am. The service will include the national two minute silence at 11am.
The silence will also be held in other council buildings.