Across the High Peak, people of all ages will fall silent this weekend to pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Remembrance Sunday services are taking place across the borough, with an added poignancy this year as the country marks 100 years since the start of the First World War.
Buxton’s service takes place at the cenotaph on the Slopes on Sunday morning. Conducted jointly by the Reverend John Hudghton and the Reverend Andrew Parker, the service will be attended by the Deputy Lieutenant Michael Hall, and Deputy High Peak Mayor Cllr Lynn Stone. Organisations attending the service are asked to be in position by 10.45am. After the service, there will be a procession to the Pavilion Gardens Conservatory where refreshments will be served.
In New Mills, there will be a short service at the Parish Church of St George’s, on Church Road, which starts at 10.15am. This will be followed by the traditional two-minute silence, and a wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial in the church grounds at 11am. The Remembrance Parade will then form on Church Road and make its way through the centre of New Mills to the Garden of Remembrance in High Lea Park, where another wreath-laying ceremony will take place. This year, to mark 100 years since the beginning of the First World War, a special ceremony is taking place on Torr Top Street to honour those soldiers who named their trench Torr Top. Any individuals or organisations who would like to lay wreaths should contact Jeff Lawton (Honorary Poppy Appeal Organiser) on 07973 8287232 or email email@example.com.
In Hayfield, interested parties should assemble at Primrose Court at 10.30am. The parade departs at 10.45am and the wreath laying and exhortation service takes place at the cenotaph at 10.55am.
In Chapel-en-le-Frith, those taking part in the parade should meet at the scout hut on Thornbrook Road at 9am, ready to parade at 9.15am.
The procession will then march to St Thomas Becket Church for the service at 9.45am. Afterwards, the procession makes its way to the Market Place for 10.45am ready for the two minute silence and the laying of wreaths.
The laying of wreaths and a service of remembrance is taking place at Bridgemont memorial at 9.45am, with wreath laying and a service also taking place at Furness Vale war memorial at 10am.
All parties are to be inside St John’s Church, Furness Vale, at 10.30am ready for the service of remembrance at 10.45am.
A short service of remembrance and the laying of wreaths will then take place at Whaley Bridge Memorial Park at 12.30pm, where the Last Post will also be played.
All organisations and schools wanting to take part in Glossop’s parade should meet at the market ground by 10.30am ready for the march to the cenotaph in Norfolk Square for a service and wreath laying.
In Broadbottom, the parade will assemble at the community centre at 10.30am and proceed to the war memorial via Lower Market Street, Market Street and Mottram Road. At 10.45am, an act of remembrance will be held at the war memorial, following which the parade will return to the community centre.
Hollingworth Methodist Church is holding a remembrance service at 10am, followed by a march to the war memorial at Mottram Moor for a wreath-laying ceremony at 10.50am.
Later in the afternoon, at 3pm, a service of remembrance, featuring Dove Holes Band, will take place at St Paul’s Church, Dove Holes.
In New Mills, a service conducted by the Royal British Legion and the Reverend Kerry Tankard is taking place at Low Leighton Methodist Community Church at 6pm.
On November 11, there will be the planting of two trees in the Norfolk Square gardens, Glossop, at 8.30pm, by High Peak Mayor Alan Barrow, and attended by local councillors.
A short remembrance will also take place at the town’s cenotaph at 11.11am on November 11.