Tributes to war dead take shape

A pile of the iconic red emblem of the British Legion's annual poppy appeal sits on a work bench at the company headquarters in Richmond, London. 'Writer:
A pile of the iconic red emblem of the British Legion's annual poppy appeal sits on a work bench at the company headquarters in Richmond, London. 'Writer:
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Plans for Belper’s Remembrance Service and parade next month have been confirmed.

People should assemble between 10.30am and 10.45am on Sunday, November 9 in the town’s Memorial Gardens where Heage Band will be playing.

The Reverend Anne Stratton from St Peter’s Church, Belper will then read a prayer and give a short reading, followed by a reading from Mayor Joe Booth.

Around 30 wreaths will then be laid, starting with the Deputy Lieutenant for Derbyshire, Michael Evans before moving on to families of the next of kin, the Royal British Legion and other organisations.

A service will then be conducted at St Peters, at 11.30am where standards will be laid and the army cadets and Guides will give readings.

Following the service the parade is to re-assemble in Church Lane where it will continue down Chesterfield Road, through the Market Head and down King Street before being dismissed in Strutt Street.

A service will also take place at Holy Trinity Church, Milford from 10am, with an act of remembrance at the village memorial at 10.50am.

And Christ Church, Belper will hold a service from 10.50am starting at the World War Two memorial outside the church, reading the names of the dead with a two minutes silence.

On Armistice Day, Tuesday, November 11 a service will be held in the Memorial Gardens, Belper at 11am.

A short act of remembrance will also be held on November 11 at the memorial opposite the Strutt Hotel at Milford at 11am.