Sawley Remembrance Day

Sawley Remembrance Day

On Sunday 11 November the residents of Sawley marked the Centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War with an Act of Remembrance which took place at Sawley War Memorial.

Hundreds of residents gathered for the parade from All Saints Church and the Act of Remembrance at the Memorial, with the laying of wreaths and crosses by individuals and organisations from Sawley.

Thank you to 4th Sawley Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, 5th Brownies and Guides and Sawley Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who all took part in the parade and the service; which was led by Rev'd Tony Street of Sawley Parish Church.

The address was read by John Hay-Heddle and the Bugler, who played the Last Post, was Peter Roebuck.

Before the commencement of the Act of Remembrance, there was a dedication of the new memorial plaques raised in memory of those citizens of Sawley who gave their lives in the two World Wars of the 20th Century.

Councillor John Sewell, Chairman of Sawley Parish Council was the inspiration behind the poignant anniversary dedication. He was joined by Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal, who graciously sought and secured the funding for the plaques from a Derbyshire County Council community grant.

Posted: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:54 by Bethany Colegate

Tags: Remembrance Day Parade and Service