Service honours fallen heroes on Remembrance Sunday

Published: Sun 13th November, 2022

  • Poppies cascading from the Carillon Tower at Queen's Park in Loughborough.

Residents and organisations in Loughborough joined serving and former members of the Armed Forces to pay tribute to our fallen heroes on Remembrance Sunday.

People gathered for the service in Queen’s Park to see the Remembrance Service and parade.

Silence fell at 11am following a rendition of The Last Post, as people remembered those who gave their lives for this country.

The service was held at the Carillon Tower, the town’s war memorial and thousands of paper poppies were scattered from the top during the two-minute silence.

The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson said: “It was a privilege to attend the Remembrance Sunday and pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country as well as honour former and serving Armed Forces personnel.

“We cannot afford to forget the sacrifices made by those incredibly brave people who have fought and died in service of their country in conflicts all over the world.

“I was pleased to see so many Charnwood residents at the service in Queen’s Park, paying their respects and remembering military and civilian servicemen and women. Thank you all for attending.”

The service was led by The Reverend Elizabeth York, Acting Chaplain to the Royal British Legion, Loughborough Branch and Chaplain to the Loughborough Schools Foundation, and The Right Reverend Saju Muthalaly, Bishop of Loughborough.

The parade started and ended in the Market Place with the salute following the service being taken on New Street.

The following organisations took part in the parade: The Royal British Legion, Loughborough Branch, 1st Loughborough Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade Band, Loughborough Grammar School Corp of Drums, Hathern Youth & Concert Brass and Loughborough Male Voice Choir. Loughborough Concert Band performed in the bandstand at Queen’s Park.

Other Remembrance Sunday services took place across the borough, with the Armistice Day service occurring on Friday November 11 at the Carillon Tower.

Charnwood Borough Council live-streamed the Remembrance service and you can view the full video on the Council’s website at www.charnwood.gov.uk/remembrance.