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Remembrance Day

Poppy Parade display

Crafters spent more than six months making poppies for Mansfield District Council's Poppy Parade project and more than 8,400 knitted and crocheted poppies were donated in total.

Many people sponsored a poppy by making a donation in return for tying a poppy onto netting. In the region of £1,400 was raised for the Royal British Legion (RBL).

People could also leave messages of condolence on a commemoration board as a mark of respect for those who have fought for our country.

The netting was draped over the front of the Old Town Hall in the Market Place on Friday 10 November ready for the RBL's Remembrance Sunday parade on Sunday 12 November.

The parade started at Mansfield Civic Centre and headed down Chesterfield Road and into town via West Gate and onto St Peter's Church. After the service the parade stopped at the Old Town Hall for veterans to perform a salute of honour at the poppy display before it headed back to the Civic Centre.

The poppies will be kept for future displays.

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Page last updated: 13 November 2017