Remembrance day 2014 is on Sunday 9th November, when we remember all who have fallen during past conflicts, including over 500 souls from Leek and the surrounding area.

Poppies on crosses to remember the fallen - Royal British Legion image

Our Service of Remembrance is at St Edward’s church, commencing at 9.30am. Following this, a Parade will march to the Nicholson War Memorial where a short service will take place, led by Revd Nigel Irons and members of the Royal British Legion. The Salvation Army Band will accompany the hymns.

A Salvation Army bugler will sound the Last Post when we will respect a few minutes silence to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. The silence will end with the sounding of the Reveille.

Wreaths from various local organisations, schools and businesses will then be laid.

The Parade will then march to Market Street to take the Royal Salute and be dismissed.

Refreshments will then be available in the Old Central club on Market Street for those attending.

Official Attendance
Always well attended by our townsfolk and local organisations, this year’s official attendees include:

  • Her Majesty’s Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire Mr Humphrey Scott-Moncrieff
  • Chair of the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Councillor Colin Pierce
  • Leek Town Mayor Councillor Keith Harrison
  • Leader of the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Councillor Sybil Ralphs
  • MP for Staffordshire Moorlands The Rt Hon Karen Bradley
  • North Staffordshire Bench of Magistrates Mr David Tomlinson, JP

Service of Remembrance Ball Haye Green War Memorial

A Service of Remembrance will also be held at the Ball Haye War Memorial at 2.30pm, preceeded by a parade from Ball Haye Green Sports and Social Club at 2.15pm.