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Remembrance Day parades took place across the district on Sunday




The annual parade through Bingham went through the town’s market square on its way to a service at the parish church.

It involved veterans, Scouts, Cubs, Guides and military cadets and members of the emergency services who included retained firefighters from the Long Acre station.

The service included the Act of Remembrance, which followed the presentation of the standards and the reading of the names of the town’s fallen.

There was two minutes of silence in traditional tribute to the fallen.

The parade, which was led by a band, re-formed on Cherry Street after the service and marched back again down Church Street and through the market square.

The salute was taken from a rostrum in the market square near to the Buttercross by Commander Judith Swann, a deputy lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, and representatives of the Orston and Bingham branch of the Royal British Legion.

Commander Swann lives in the town and served 35 years in the Royal Naval Reserve.

The parade was then disbanded back at Eaton Place.

Over at Southwell, among the 20 wreaths laid at the Burgage War Memorial was one by retired US Navy captain Scott Reverie II, along with the Stars and Stripes.

The parade drew to attention as the Queen’s representative, Geoffrey Bond was the first to lay a wreath followed by representatives of the three branches of the Armed Services, the British legion, Scouts, Guides and others.

Last Post and Reveille sounded either side of the silence. There were prayers and a parade to the traditional Remembrance Service at the minster.

“Last year I described a sea of people watching ­— into their thousands. There must have been close to that this year,” said the secretary of the Southwell branch of the legion, Robert Beckett, who spoke to the crowd of remembering together.

“There is no doubt the support was fantastic.”

Proceedings concluded with the town council laying a wreath at the gates of Memorial Park.


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