Tributes paid to fallen in Derbyshire communities

NDET 11-11-12 MC 12'Eckington Rememberence Day Parade
NDET 11-11-12 MC 12'Eckington Rememberence Day Parade
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SILENCE fell on a perfect crisp autumnal morning as two North Derbyshire communities paid tribute to the fallen of the world wars and other more recent conflicts.

The Last Post was followed by two minutes of reflection as generations old and young wore their poppies with pride in Eckington and Bolsover.

The ceremonies in Eckington began in Fanshawe Road with a march making its way to the parish church for the traditional service, wreath laying and Act of Remembrance.

Music before the service was provided by the Woodhouse Prize Band, led by bandmaster David Norris.

In Bolsover a parade assembled outside the castle, with the service well attended by members of the Royal British Legion, cadets, servicemen and women and veterans.

Heads were bowed as the silence began, after clocks had struck to mark the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

In Chesterfield a parade was led through the town by the mayor and mayoress, the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire William Tucker and the Duke of Devonshire.

Wreaths were later laid at the War Memorial on Rose Hill.