Armistice Day. Saturday November 11th at 11.00
The traditional two minute silence commemorating the anniversary of the ceasefire will be observed at the Heart for Hathersage in the village centre.
It will follow the sounding of the ‘Last Post’ bugle call and followed by playing ‘Reveille’ and the laying of poppy wreaths.
During the same day Derbyshire Deputy Lieutenant James Shuttleworth, together with Legion member Bernard Eyre, will be laying wreaths at the War Memorials at Hope Woodlands (Derwent), then followed at Hope and Grindleford.
Sunday November 12th
Parade participants should congregate adjacent to the Oddfellows Road car park from 09.30, ready to march off at 10.00. The parade, organised on behalf of the Hathersage Parish Council by Hathersage British Legion, will be led by Hope Valley Drum Line, followed by Legion members, and contingents from Hathersage Guides, Brownies, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers, Hathersage Firemen, and of course the Army and Air Force cadets from Mount St Mary’s College, Spinkhill.
The route will follow Station Road, up the Main Road, along School Lane and then up to the Parish Church for the service at 10.30. During the march-past, both up to the Church and returning after the service, Hathersage Band will be playing in the ‘Heart for Hathersage’ village centre area. Marshals will supervise the closing of the roads to traffic where necessary, so drivers could suffer several minutes delay. We would like to thank them for their forbearance.
Public parking is available at the Hathersage Business Centre, thanks to Shuttleworth Estates.
We will again be offering a free shuttle-bus service to take people from the Business Centre up to, and back from, the Church. This will be on a ‘pre-booked’ time-slot basis only. Anyone wanting to take advantage of this should make arrangements by emailing: email@example.com or telephone 01433 650388 no later than 12.00 noon on 11th November.
The Church service, led by Bernard Madden will commence at 10.30, during which wreaths will be laid on the War Memorial inside the Church, and afterwards on the War Graves outside. All sixteen graves commemorating others who lost their lives in various conflicts, will each have a commemorative wooden cross placed on them by the Beaver Scouts.