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Chesterfield remembers the fallen

Chesterfield residents have the opportunity to gather to remember those who have died in the First World War and subsequent conflicts in events for Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.

The annual Remembrance Sunday service takes place on Sunday 8 November at 2.30pm at St Mary and All Saints' Church, the Crooked Spire.

Everyone is welcome to attend but residents are advised to be seated by 2pm as the church becomes very full.

The service will be followed by a parade from the church, through the town centre and along Knifesmithgate to the war memorial at Rose Hill, opposite the Town Hall.

Residents and visitors are welcome to watch the parade, which will include: Chesterfield's mayor and mayoress, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and Derbyshire's lord lieutenant, high sheriff as well as Chesterfield's MP and representatives from Chesterfield Borough Council, Bolsover District Council, North East Derbyshire District Council and Staveley Town Council.

Members of the public are also welcome to attend the wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial from approximately 3.30pm.

There will be no service at 11am on Remembrance Sunday, 8 November, due to the events taking place in the afternoon. Councillors may also be attending events in their local areas on Sunday morning.

Members of the public are also invited to attend a service of remembrance organised by the Chesterfield branch of the Royal British Legion from 10.40am on Armistice Day, Wednesday 11 November.

The service will include the Last Post, a two-minute silence at 11am and Reveille. More than 400 young people from local schools and Chesterfield College will take part.

Councillor Sharon Blank, Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet member for governance, said: "Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day are two of the most solemn dates in the calendar as Chesterfield meets to remember those who gave their lives in service to their country.

"Everyone is very welcome to come along and pay their respects."

Tideswell Male Voice Choir will also perform a concert entitled A Remembrance Spectacular on Remembrance Sunday, 8 November, from 7.30pm. To book tickets, visit or contact the Chesterfield Theatres box office on 01246 345 222.

First published on 23 October 2015 Last updated on 31 October 2016