Countdown to memorial services across Peak

Remembrance poppies
Remembrance poppies

HIGH Peak’s first citizen has urged residents to give generously for their poppy and to observe the two-minute silence on Friday, November 11.

Mayor David Lomax said he was confident that High Peak people would be among the millions pausing at 11am to remember those whose lives had been affected by war.

Calling on all residents to buy a poppy, he said: “The Royal British Legion does a wonderful job providing welfare and support – not only to ex-service people but also to their dependants.

“The money you give for your poppy in the next few days will fund the Legion’s work throughout the year”, he stressed.

Across the High Peak towns and villages will be holding Remembrance Services on Sunday, November 13.

Cllr Lomax will attend the service at the war memorial on The Slopes, at Buxton. Organisations are asked to be in place by 10.45am for the service to be led by the Rev John Hudghton, Rector of Buxton; and the Rev Colin Smith, Superintendent Minister, Methodist Church.

Among the services taking place:

l 9.45am Service of Remembrance, St Mary’s, Chinley, followed by prayers at the Stubbins Lane Memorial at 11am.

l 11.55am service at St James’, Buxworth, beginning with prayers at the Memorial in the churchyard.

l 10.55am prayers and wreath laying at the Hayfield War Memorial at 10.55pm followed by the church service.

l 10.10am the Whaley Bridge branch of the Royal British Legion will parade from the Soldier Dick in Furness Vale to St John’s for a service that will include the dedication of new standard.

l 12.15pm Cenotaph, Memorial Park, Whaley Bridge, memorial service including the Last Post.