We will remember in Hadfield

Crowds of people spilled out around Hadfield’s cenotaph and onto Station Road last Sunday to pay their respects at the village’s remembrance event, which first started with a service at St Andrew’s Church from 10am. 

The main road, which was closed for the ceremony, allowed a procession led by the Mayor of High Peak Cllr Ed Kelly to walk down from the church to the cenotaph - where the service took place. 

Hadfield Hall and Library was decorated with garlands of knitted red poppies spelling ‘remember’, complete with recycled bottles doubling as the blooms hanging from the trees and copies of the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ attached to the railings. 

Local shops such as D and D Newsagents and the Palatine pub also paid their respects by decorating their establishments with poppies and flags with the words ‘Lest We Forget.’ 

The service, conducted by John Roberts and David Phillips, with accompanying music from Glossop Brass Band, was well attended, with representatives from The British Legion, local council, organisations and schools laying their wreaths at the monument and participating in the two minutes’ silence.

Many members of the public also placed tokens such as bunches of flowers and wooden crosses for their loved ones at the site - with many taking the time for a moment of reflection. 

Following the service, refreshments were served in the Community Room at Hadfield Hall and at Hadfield Methodist Church on Station Road.

More from Glossop Chronicle

  • Do you recognise this jacket?

    Police in Glossop are appealing for help to identify the owner of a jacket found with a recovered scooter which had been stolen.

  • Top award for school

    Glossop's St Luke’s CE Primary School has been awarded the Timpson Attachment Award for 2019, in recognition for its work with children who have experienced trauma. 

  • Chat to companions

    No-one in Glossopdale need ever feel lonely or isolated - not when The Bureau's Call Companions are around to help.

  • A shortage of conkers

    An alleged conker shortage could lead to a parish council planting a few more horse chestnut trees.

  • New village bus service

    Tintwistle Parish Council has welcomed the return of the Hyde to Glossop bus service which will run through the village.

Weather

  • Sat

    9°C

  • Sun

    7°C

  • Mon

    6°C

  • Tue

    10°C

  • Wed

    5°C

Recently Played

Schedule