Remembrance service at Eastwood to remember the fallen from the First World War

Eastwood Remembrance parade
Eastwood Remembrance parade

On Sunday November 9, Eastwood joined cities, towns and villages across the country by hosting a remembrance parade to honour all the men and women who gave their lives in order to protect our freedom.

The sunny autumn morning began with a service at St Mary’s Church and was followed by a parade to the war memorial on Nottingham Road.

The parade was led by the 42nd Nottingham Boys Brigade who were joined by the Eastwood Army Cadets and other uniformed groups as well as civic dignitaries and members of the Royal British Legion.

Representatives from each of the groups lay a poppy wreath at the base of the memorial and Eastwood Mayor Ken Woodhead and Sue Bagshaw, Deputy-leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, were representing the council.

A traditional minute’s silence was held in which those present remembered people from Eastwood who have been killed in action.

This year was a special remembrance as it marks 100 years since the outbreak of WW1.

After the ceremony a reception was held at the Eastwood Community Football Club.