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Lest we forget Glossop remembers the fallen
Wednesday 18th November 2015 @ 16:37 by Becky Cahill

GLOSSOP paid tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in war at a service in the town centre to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.

Reverend Norman Shaw and Father Greg Tobin praised the heroes of Glossop who died during the First and Second World Wars and conflicts since.

Father Tobin, of All Saints and St Mary’s Parish churches, said thoughts and prayers are with the families of the ex-service men and women who fought bravely for their country.

The Glossop Band led the procession from the market ground to the cenotaph in Norfolk Square where around 700 people, including many school children, scouts and guides, gathered to pay their respects.

High Peak MP Andrew Bingham and Derbyshire Deputy Lieutenant David Holtom were among those who laid wreaths at the memorial and observed a period of quiet reflection.

Also on Sunday, members of the Peak District Moorland Group and gamekeepers went on to the moors to lay poppies and wreaths beside World War II aircraft wreckage as a symbol of their support for airmen who died in fatal crashes and held their own minute’s silence.

A two minutes’ silence was also held on Armistice Day on Wednesday at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to mark the end of World War One in 1918.

By Adam Higgins