Nuthall remembers fallen soldiers

Hundreds turned out to pay their respects. Picture: Peter Jordan
Hundreds turned out to pay their respects. Picture: Peter Jordan

Hundreds of people from the local community gathered at the Basil Russell Recreation Ground in Nuthall to pay their respects to the fallen heroes of wars and conflicts from times past.

A poignant Remembrance Day service which also marked the Centenary of the ending of the World War One,brought home the pain and suffering endured by local families whose lives were changed forever by the loss of their loved ones.

Heather Hazard and Helen Ridge pay their respects. Picture: Peter Jordan

Heather Hazard and Helen Ridge pay their respects. Picture: Peter Jordan

Flag bearers representing Nuthall Boys and Girls Brigades,local Scouts and Guides,local schools and members of the United Family of International Churches,led a parade from Nuthall Methodist Church to the War Memorial where Methodist minister Revd.Andrew Charlesworth led a meaningful and thought provoking service of Remembrance.

Tributes were paid to those named on the War memorial including three brothers,Cyril,Harry and George Beardsmore from Nuthall,who all died in the conflict.

Nuthall Parish Council Chairman Michael Spencer paid tribute to the youth organisations who he said “Have made significant contributions”.

He said: “It is encouraging in this modern world to see so many young people playing their parts and showing their support and respect for our “Fallen Heroes”.

Elliott Baldwin played the Last Post

Elliott Baldwin played the Last Post

Trumpeter Elliott Baldwin who gave an immaculate rendition of the Last Post said: “It has been an honour to be part of this tribute and the turn-out shows how much the people of Nuthall care for their village and the legacy left behind by those who are no longer with us”.

Revd Andrew Charlesworth addressed the crowd. Picture: Peter Jordan

Revd Andrew Charlesworth addressed the crowd. Picture: Peter Jordan

Nuthall Brownies played their part. Picture Peter Jordan

Nuthall Brownies played their part. Picture Peter Jordan