County we re­mem­ber fallen

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Com­mem­o­ra­tive events take place to­mor­row in Broughton Ast­ley, Great Glen, Houghton on the Hill, Kib­worth, Lut­ter­worth and Mar­ket Har­bor­ough.

Hinck­ley and Bos­worth

Events in Hinck­ley will start with the an­nual Re­mem­brance Sun­day ser­vice and pa­rade, at 11am at the war me­mo­rial.

There will be a pa­rade from the hospi­tal car park in Mount Road to the war me­mo­rial be­fore the ser­vice.

The evening events will start at 6.30pm at the Lest we For­get il­lu­mi­nated sign lo­cated on the cor­ner of Sta­tion Road.

Peo­ple will then be asked to make their way to Ar­gents Mead for the Last Post at 6.55pm, fol­lowed by the light­ing of a bea­con at 7pm.

St Mary’s Church bells will then ring out at 7.05pm and the evening’s events will come to a con­clu­sion at 7.10pm when Joe David, Hinck­ley’s Town Crier, will de­liver a spe­cially writ­ten piece en­ti­tled Cry for peace around the world.

Other events are as fol­lows: Bar­well – Armistice Day Me­mo­rial, Bar­well War Me­mo­rial, 10am to noon.

Botche­ston – Fol­low­ing the ser­vice at the war me­mo­rial in Des­ford, there will be a ser­vice at Botche­ston War Me­mo­rial at 12.30pm.

Burbage – Pa­rade from Grove Road to Church Street War Me­mo­rial at 10am.

Un­veil­ing of names of First World War ser­vice­men re­cently added to the war me­mo­rial, fol­lowed by ser­vice at the war me­mo­rial at 10.20am and twominute si­lence at 11am.

Quar­ter peal of bells be­gins at St Cather­ine’s Church from 11.05am. There will be an ex­hi­bi­tion, Burbage Fallen at Mil­len­nium Hall, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

At 2pm and 3.10pm there will be a Con­cert for Re­mem­brance by Har­monic Voices at Mil­len­nium Hall. At 7pm, the light­ing of com­mem­o­ra­tive bea­con on Sketch­ley Hill Farm re­cre­ation ground.

A Tommy sil­hou­ette will be un­veiled at the junc­tion of Le­ices­ter Road and Sacheverell Way, Groby, at 11am to­day.

Des­ford – Ser­vice at the war me­mo­rial from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Earl Shilton – Pa­rade at 11am and the light­ing of the bea­con at Queen Eliz­a­beth II Hall­fields Park from 6.30pm.

Mar­ket Bos­worth – Re­mem­brance Ser­vice at war me­mo­rial, 11am.

Stoke Gold­ing – Ser­vice at St Mar­garet’s Church fol­lowed by the lay­ing of wreaths at Hinck­ley Road Ceme­tery.

The 1st Stoke Gold­ing Scout Group will be host­ing a Peace Tea at Stoke Gold­ing Vil­lage Hall from 11.30am.

Stan­ton un­der Bar­don – ser­vice will take place at the war me­mo­rial.

Wither­ley – par­ish coun­cil will be light­ing a bea­con.


Pa­rades and ser­vices take place in Mel­ton, with road clo­sures be­tween 10am and noon.

North West Le­ices­ter­shire

There will be pa­rades and com­mem­o­ra­tion events in Ashby, Bree­don, Cas­tle Don­ing­ton, Coalville, Ib­stock, Keg­worth and Long What­ton.

In Coalville to­mor­row, the pa­rade leaves Christ Church at 10.35am for the War Me­mo­rial in Me­mo­rial Square.

Af­ter the cer­e­mony, the salute will be taken by Deputy Lieu­tenant Ma­jor Bream out­side the coun­cil of­fices, along­side the Chair­man of North West Le­ices­ter­shire District Coun­cil, Coun­cil­lor John Clarke. Dur­ing the two-minute si­lence, poppy petals will be re­leased from the top of the Me­mo­rial Clock Tower.

A fur­ther pa­rade will leave Her­mitage leisure cen­tre at 2.15pm, fol­lowed by a ser­vice at St John the Bap­tist Church, Whitwick, at 2.30pm.

Oadby and Wigston

Com­mu­nity groups, faith cen­tres and res­i­dents have cre­ated 83 dec­o­rated sil­hou­ettes to rep­re­sent the Oadby men who died.

The sil­hou­ettes will be dis­played at St Peter’s Cen­tre to­day, be­tween 10.30am and 3.30pm, and af­ter the Ser­vice of Re­mem­brance and wreath lay­ing at the Oadby War Me­mo­rial to­mor­row, from 11.30am to 4.30pm.

In Oadby, the St Peter’s Church pa­rade starts at 9.45am to­mor­row, with a church ser­vice at 10am and wreath lay­ing at 11am.

In Wigston, the All Saints Church Pa­rade starts at 10.30am with the ser­vice at 10.45am and wreath lay­ing and pa­rade back to Bell Street.

South Wigston’s St Thomas the Apos­tle Church ser­vice starts at 9.45am with wreath lay­ing at 11.30am.

A bea­con will be lit at Brocks Hill Coun­try Park, Oadby, at 7pm to­mor­row.

Great Cen­tral Rail­way

Great War, Great Cen­tral tells the story of the rail­way­men who fought and the con­tri­bu­tion of the rail­ways to the war ef­fort.

The GCR in Quorn will host dis­plays, talks, mu­sic, re-en­ac­tors, lo­co­mo­tives and a tank.

A vin­tage shut­tle bus will be op­er­at­ing be­tween the sta­tion and Quorn and the Bed­ford­shire Cavalry re-en­ac­tors will be rid­ing through the vil­lage.

The event runs from 10am to 4pm, to­day and to­mor­row.


COM­MEM­O­RA­TION: Above and left, The Rev Canon Dr Peter Hooper leads a ser­vice at County Hall; above right, pop­pies that will cas­cade down Lough­bor­ough Town Hall; right, Earl Shilton Methodist Church; below, East Mid­lands Air­port’s con­trol tower

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