Remembering our area’s fallen heroes

NRHNBE111113b2, Ripley remembrance day parade.
NRHNBE111113b2, Ripley remembrance day parade.
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SILENCE fell around Ripley and Heanor as townsfolk paid their respects on Remembrance Sunday.

In Ripley, hundreds watched as a procession made its way from Derby Road to All Saints’ Church for an emotional Sunday service.

NRHNBE111113b7, Ripley remembrance day parade. Gerge Eyre chairman Ripley tuesday club

NRHNBE111113b7, Ripley remembrance day parade. Gerge Eyre chairman Ripley tuesday club

Dignitaries including Amber Valley Mayor Cllr Ron Ashton laid wreaths at the war memorial there.

In Heanor, a large procession made its way from the Market Place to Heanor Memorial Park. Wreaths were laid at the cenotaph there before a service was held at St Lawrence’s Church.

In Kilburn, Horsley and Kilburn Scouts and Guides among those who joined in the village’s procession and service at Kilburn Baptist Church.

The ceremony also marked the 64th time Kilburn cornet player Pat Spencer was called upon to play the Last Post. Pat, 88, from Horsley Road in the village, said: “It’s an honour to do this because I lost a lot of friends during the war.”

Remembrance Sunday 2011 Killburn

Remembrance Sunday 2011 Killburn

In Horsley Woodhouse, Sunday saw one of the best attended Remembrance services at St Susanna’s Church. More than 60 villagers then attended a dedication of a new memorial plaque in Sitwell Memorial Recreation Ground to service personnel who have lost lives since 1945.

Remembrance Sunday 2011 Heanor

Remembrance Sunday 2011 Heanor

NRHNBE111113b6, Ripley remembrance day parade.

NRHNBE111113b6, Ripley remembrance day parade.

NRHNBE111113b1, Ripley remembrance day parade. father of drummer Thomas Wright

NRHNBE111113b1, Ripley remembrance day parade. father of drummer Thomas Wright