Nicholson War Memorial, Leek

Each year on the nearest Sunday to Armistice Day (11th November) at 11am a two minute silence is held to remember the fallen of Leek and District.

A short service takes place before and after the silence, starting at about 10.45am and finishing at about 11.15 am. Members of the public are welcome to come along and join in with the service.

Below are photographs from the 2009 service.

The Friends also arrange and promote the flying of flags on the anniversaries of certain key events from the world wars. Flags are flown on the monument to mark the following days:-

8th May - VE Day, 1st July - Start of the Battle of the Somme, 15th August - VJ Day, 15th September - Battle of Britain Day (organised by RAF Association), 24th October - Battle of El Alamein, 11th November - Armistice Day, Remembrance Sunday (nearest to Armistice Day)


Parade Approaching the Memorial

Parade Approaches the Memorial

Leek Veterans on Remembrance Sunday

Leek Veterans on Parade

Mathew Parker and Geoff Robinson at the Memorial

Reverend Mathew Parker and Geoff Robinson during the Service

Dignitaries with Wreaths

Mayor of Este Giancarlo Piva and Mayor of Leek John Povey along with SMDC Chairman Mike Worthington and the Staffordshire Moorlands MP Charlotte Atkins


Veterans on Parade

Veterans on Parade

Local Children Laying Wreaths

Local Children Lay Poppy Wreaths

Veterans on Parade

Veterans Parading after the Service

Veterans Parade after the Service


Crosses of Remembrance

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