11th Hour, 11th Day of the 11th Month

Stapleford gathered to pay its respects at the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month and Remembered The Fallen. On this Armistice Day, we were called to gather on Walter Parker VC Square to Remember by a traditional summoning on the djembe.

As the meaning of djembe is said to be: ‘everyone gather together in peace’, it seemed appropriate for us to come together in peace and remember those who have fallen in the service of their country.

A wreath was laid in memory of the Unknown Soldier by retired service personnel and children from Sparkle Day Nursery, (right) laid a wreath, representing the young people of the Town.

The Rev. Susan Holmes, the local Methodist Minister, led the prayers and the Salvation Army played the Last Post.
Deputy Town Mayor, Cllr Ray Darby, officially represented the Town and welcomed Past Mayor of Broxtowe, Cllr Mrs Iris White, Local Nottinghamshire County Councillor, Cllr Mrs Jacky Williams, together with representatives of Veterans Organisations, Nottinghamshire Police, fellow Councillors, and people of the Town.

Following this Act of Remembrance, Ray was delighted to welcome those in attendance to the Carnegie Centre for morning coffee.