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People taking part in Remembrance Day 2023 at Ashfield District Council main Urban Road Offices

Council hosts Remembrance Day Service

Council Officers and invited guests from the Royal British Legion observed a two-minute silence and the Chairman of Ashfield District Council, Cllr Dale Grounds laid a commemorative wreath.

As part of the Remembrance Day commemorations, a collection of knitted and crocheted poppies have been installed on Portland Square in Sutton and on the Plaza in Kirkby.

Chief Executive of the Council, Theresa Hodgkinson said: “Ashfield has a rich depth of history routed in the community and its people. It’s the same communities today that stand in silence to remember those who selflessly sacrificed their future to make sure the communities they loved, would shine through, just like the illuminated poppies across Ashfield and the knitted poppies that remind us we are all one community, and we shouldn’t forget the links that knit us together.”

The Council has also installed thirteen illuminated ‘poppy lights’ found on lamp posts across the District. The poppy lights are installed at:

  • Market Place, Hucknall
  • Urban Road, Kirkby in Ashfield
  • Portland Square, Sutton in Ashfield
  • Badger Box, Annesley
  • Market Place, Huthwaite
  • High Street, Stanton Hill
  • Nottingham Road, Selston
  • Main Road, Jacksdale
  • Alfreton Road, Underwood
  • Sutton Gateway, Mansfield Road/Sutton Road
  • Fackley Road, Teversal
  • Mansfield Road, Skegby
  • Kirkby Folly Road, Sutton in Ashfield

3 Remembrance Day commemorations and parades are scheduled to take place on Sunday 12 November 2023 in Hucknall, Sutton and Kirkby. Each parade will consist of a Remembrance service, a wreath laying and a 2-minute silence at each of the cenotaphs.