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Commemoration services have taken place across the High Peak this week to mark 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.

In Buxton, a special service was held at the war memorial on the Slopes on Monday morning, attended by High Peak Mayor Alan Barrow, Royal British Legion representatives, Fairfield Band and a large crowd of locals, when a number of wreaths were laid .

Michael Gray MBE, President of the Buxton Branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “It was excellent. It all went really well and luckily the weather was nice.

“We had some young children there and some older veterans, including some Second World War veterans who are in their 90s.”

A special choral vigil took place at St John’s Church, Buxton, on Sunday evening, during which lights representing the four corners of the world were extinguished and a special memorial lamp representing the British Expeditionary Force was lit.

In Hayfield, a parade through the village took place on Monday night, led by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Pipes and Drum band, before a commemorative church service at St Matthew’s Church.

A candle vigil was held at the cenotaph in the Memorial Park in Whaley Bridge on Monday night, and St George’s Parish Church in New Mills also hosted a special service.

 

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