Heanor Rememberance Parade Sunday 8th Nov

The ‘Musketeers’ Lined –up in the Market place car park ahead of the Civic dignitaries Members of the Armed Forces, local retired Servicemen, Old Contemptibles and many other organisations and members of the public ready to honour the fallen service members from the surrounding area in giving thanks for their sacrifices during the many conflicts down the years including the latest still on going in Afghanistan.

At precisely 10:10 the contingency moved off as planned heading for the memorials situated in the park. In very dignified fashion the Local church Clergy and the senior member of the Armed Forces conducted the reading of prayers during the service at the Cenotaph. There then followed a solo playing of the ‘Last Post’ and Reveille by band member Julie, before the procession moved along to the second memorial plaque in honour of the fallen heroes from the Falklands conflict were further wreaths were laid in commemoration. With these concluded the ‘Musketeers’ then led the parade around the nearby streets of Heanor, bringing the parade to a halt outside the gates to the Church.

As the time approached 11:00 am and the church clocked commenced its chiming of the hour once more Julies rendition of the ‘Last Post’ followed by Reveille was heard, the service outdoors was brought to a conclusion when various wreaths and poppies were laid at the foot of the Cenotaph by the Civic Dignitaries, Armed Forces and all other participating organisations including the laying of a wreath on behalf of the ‘Musketeers’ by the oldest and youngest members of the band Trevor and Joshua before the band were dismissed as the service continued inside the church.


Lottory GrantChesterfield Borough Coat Of ArmsMusky