Buxton mini military tattoo line up

Buxton Military Tattoo, the Corps of Drums of Buxton Air Cadets
Buxton Military Tattoo, the Corps of Drums of Buxton Air Cadets

Buxton’s Royal British Legion has announced the line up the town’s first mini military tattoo on October 25, marking the launch of the poppy appeal.

Last year, the branch raised £24,000 to support British Armed Forces past, this year organisers hope to raise £30,000 to celebrate the centenary of the First World War.

The hour of festivities, hosted by former North West Tonight presenter Colin Sykes, kicks off at 11am at Turners Memorial with the first poppy being bought by Chapel-en-le-Frith Paralympian Anthony Kappes.

From 11.15am, opening act Burbage Band will play a selection of wartime music, followed by perfomances from local quartet Four to the Bar who will lead a sing-along from 11.25am and the corps of drums from 2517 (Buxton) Squadron Air Training Corps at 11.25am.

From 11.45am, Buxton schoolgirl and competition winner Charlotte Howard will present a poppy to a World War I reenactor, and to close the event, a piper from the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Pipe Band will play Flowers of the Forest.