Packed church marks silence

Chairman of New Mills Town Council, Cllr Alan Barrow - laying a wreath in High Lee Park
Chairman of New Mills Town Council, Cllr Alan Barrow - laying a wreath in High Lee Park

The Parish Church of St. George in New Mills was packed on Sunday morning for the annual Remembrance Day Service.

The service was conducted by Revd. John Baines with the sermon being given by Thyra Long. The congregation was then led by the choir out to the war memorial to observe the traditional two minutes’ silence at exactly eleven o’clock.

After the playing of “The Last Post”, the Chairman of New Mills Town Council, Alan Barrow laid the first wreath on behalf of the people of New Mills. Representatives of local organisations then laid their own wreaths.

A large parade, including New Mills Army Cadet Force, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Brownies and Guides marched through New Mills accompanied by New Mills Band. The Parade made its way to High Lea Park and in the Memorial Garden another short service of Remembrance was held. Councillors and members of local groups laid wreaths at the Memorial.

Wreaths were laid by : - New Mills Town Council, New Mills Army Cadet Force, New Mills Cubs and the newly-formed Scout Group, New Mills Guides and Brownies, The Western Front Association, New Mills Police, New Mills St. John Ambulance, New Mills Parade, Goyt Valley and New Mills Probus Clubs, New Mills and District Volunteer Centre, High Peak Conservative Association, Liberal Democrats and The Masons.

The Parade then formed once again and made its way to The Royal Oak, where a hotpot lunch was served. The organisers would like to thank all those who took part. Special thanks go to the Police who operated the road closure for the event.