Remembrance Services in Nottinghamshire 2011
The remembrance service and the poppy symbol have become a national focal point over the years. Despite the First World War and it’s claim to be the war to end all wars, we’ve still come to rely on our service men and women through the years.
November is a time to remember people who have fought or toiled in the most difficult conditions to preserve the human rights and freedom that we cherish so dearly. Whether it’s World War II, the Faulklands conflict, Bosnia and the breakup of former Yugoslavia and right up to present day Afghanistan, we pay our respects to people who have sacrificed so much to help deliver a safer world.
In Nottingham there will be two events to commemorate this occasion. On Friday 11 November, Remembrance Day itself, there will be a two minutes silence at the front of Nottingham Council House at 11am organised by the Royal British Legion.
On Remembrance Sunday itself, Nottingham’s Civic Service of Remembrance takes place at the War Memorial on Victoria Embankment starting at 10.45am on Sunday 13 November.
Further out in the county, there will be a service at Newark War Memorial at St Mary Magdelane Parish Church, also on Sunday 13 November.
A service will also be held in Hardwick Village within the National Trust Property of Clumber Park on Sunday 13 November at the War Memorial.
Over the years, Nottinghamshire’s brave service men and women have been very active in different conflicts. In particular, there is a museum at Nottingham Castle which demonstrates the history of the Sherwood Foresters, now part of the Mercian Regiment.
The most recent addition to Nottinghamshire’s attractions has been the museum for the Queens Royal Lancers and Yeomanry at Thoresby Courtyard, incorporating Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry and South Notts Hussars.
The museum is currently open until 14 December at weekends from 10.30am to 4.30pm. After which it will be open by appointment only until 28 February when it will reopen on a weekend basis.
This Remembrance Day in Nottinghamshire our thoughts are with all the past and active servicemen and women and their families.