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Remembrance Sunday in Leek 2013

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: November 10, 2013

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THE SUN shone for this year's Remembrance Sunday Service in Leek.

Around 1,500 people gathered at the Nicholson War Memorial in Leek town centre, as Reverend Roger Wood led the service, and Geoff Robinson MBE of the Leek Royal British Legion led the Act Of Remembrance.

The town centre fell silent for the two minutes of remembering the fallen.

Many wreaths were laid by representatives from local organisations, businesses and schools, starting off with Lord- Lieutenant of Staffordshire Ian Dudson.

The parade today, not only included hundreds of local residents, school children and representatives of organisations such as the Royal British Legion, local councils, and scouting groups, but also visiting Italians and Germans from Leek's twin town of Este in Italy, which is also twinned with Bad Windsheim in Germany.

Later today, at 2.30pm, there will be a second outdoor Remembrance Sunday Service in Leek at the war memorial which stands as an entrance to the Ball Haye Green Recreational Grounds.

FOR a full report of today's events in Leek and for more photographs, see this week's Leek Post & Times, out on Wednesday.

 

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