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 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.

View photos from the Loughborough Remembrance Sunday service

Read and/or download the Order of Service for Remembrance 2022

Recording of the service

Charnwood Borough Council live-streamed the service on YouTube. A recording of the service can be watched below:

People are being encouraged to share their thoughts and pictures about Remembrance events. Look for the hashtag #CharnwoodRemembers on Twitter or tag us in on Facebook.

The Royal British Legion's National Poppy Appeal

The 2022 Poppy Appeal campaign has now launched. Poppy Appeal collectors will be distributing poppies across the United Kingdom so please do look out for them and get your poppy from sellers in your local community. 

In 2022 the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal will focus on how your poppy shows you care and helps the RBL continue its vital work supporting the Armed Forces community. 

Find out more about the Poppy Appeal

Make an online donation

Last updated: Sun 13th November, 2022 @ 15:12