PICTURES: High Peak falls silent for Remembrance Day

Buxton Remembrance, the parade passes the saluting base
Buxton Remembrance, the parade passes the saluting base

A new remembrance parade in Buxton was welcomed by 2,000 who lined the streets to pay their respects to those who have lost their lives in conflict.

The 200-strong parade marched from the Town Hall down Hall Bank and onto The Slopes and had representatives from the sea and army cadets as well as the air training corp took part as did several groups of scouts, guides, brownies, cubs and beavers.

Buxton Remembrance, the parade marches to the war memorial

Buxton Remembrance, the parade marches to the war memorial

Organiser Mo Stewart, who served in the military for 25 years was brought into help with the parade.

She said: “It was a truly excellent day and the little ones were absolutely fabulous in the cold weather.

“I wanted to include the younger generation and help them to understand what remembrance is about and why it is so important.”

President of the Royal British Legion Bob Nicol also praised the parade.

Buxton Remembrance,

Buxton Remembrance,

He said: “It was so nice to see such a good turnout. It is important we don’t forget the horrors which happened because if we do that’s when it starts happening again.

“Every death rips a family apart and it’s not just the two world wars where people lost their lives but the conflicts in Northern Ireland, Malaysia, Afghanistan and Iraq too.”

Mayor of the High Peak Councillor Matthew Stone was part of the saluting dais outside the Old Hall Hotel.

He said: “There was a great family and community feel to the day and it was nice people still want to pay their respects.

Buxton Remembrance, a section of the large crowd

Buxton Remembrance, a section of the large crowd

Linda Fayers -Hallin represented the Buxton Soroptimists, by laying their poppy wreath at the service held in Chapel-en-le-Frith.

Elsewhere in the borough there were parades in New Mills, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Harpur Hill and Hayfield and David Ash from the Hayfield British Legion branch said: “Both services in New Mills and Hayfield were well attended and it is because people paid the ultimate sacrifice that we have the life we have now and we must never forget that.”


Buxton Remembrance, some of the many children representing the Scout and Guide movements

Buxton Remembrance, some of the many children representing the Scout and Guide movements

Buxton Remembrance, the parade passes the saluting base

Buxton Remembrance, the parade passes the saluting base

Buxton Remembrance, the parade marches to the war memorial

Buxton Remembrance, the parade marches to the war memorial

Buxton Remembrance, the standard bearers arrive at the service

Buxton Remembrance, the standard bearers arrive at the service

Buxton Remembrance, The Deputy Lord Lieutenant and Mayor take the salute of the parade

Buxton Remembrance, The Deputy Lord Lieutenant and Mayor take the salute of the parade

Buxton Remembrance, the standards are lowered during the silence

Buxton Remembrance, the standards are lowered during the silence

Buxton Remembrance, Mayor Matt Stone lays the his wreath

Buxton Remembrance, Mayor Matt Stone lays the his wreath