Mansfield fell silent to honour the town’s war dead in moving services across the town for Remembrance Sunday.
Councillors, cadets and residents young and old flocked in their hundreds to join the procession, which assembled at the Civic Centre war memorial at 9:50am before the laying of the wreaths.
Mansfield Mayor Kate Allsopp, MP for Mansfield Sir Alan Meale and serving members of the Mercian legion were among the figures who placed poppy wreaths at the war memorial and bowed in tribute to the town’s fallen soldiers.
After a service at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, the parade returned through the town, taking the salute on Regent Street.
In Mansfield Woodhouse, a parade formed in Morrison’s car park before making its way to the Cenotaph for an act of homage.
A service followed at St Edmund’s Parish Church with a further wreath laying ceremony at Pleasley Vale memorial.
Warsop’s procession assembled at Carr Lane Ex-Servicemen’s Club before names of soldiers from the area who were killed during the two World Wars were read out.
Wreaths were laid at both Warsop Cenotaph and the post-1945 memorial and the Welbeck Estates Band played the national anthem as the parade made its way back to Carr Lane.
Mick Moore, Mansfield representative for the Royal British Legion, said: “Mansfield, as ever, did us proud with a fantastic turn out.
“I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved, from councillors to Police marshals to people behind the scenes who cleaned the memorials ready for Sunday.
“It’s particularly touching to see so many young people turning out to pay their respects. It’s so important to keep the memory of sacrifices made alive for future generations.”
Mr Moore added that the Legion will now count proceeds from this year’s poppy appeal, which is thought to have raised well over £12,500 for the charity.
Mansfield Mayor Kate Allsop said: “These ceremonies allow us to remember and pay tribute to all the brave service men and women who have given their lives so that we can have a future.
“Poppies not only remember the fallen but help the Royal British Legion to provide advice and support to today’s Armed Forces community.”
nmac131116mansfield remeber~1: Deputy lord Lieutenant Robin Wilson lays the queens wreath alongside him is Colonel Roger Merryweather.
nmac131116mansfield rem(3): Soldiers of the Mercian regiment parade to the church.
nmac131116mansfield rem(5): Sea cadets and Marines march to the church.
nmac131116mansfield rem(8): Mansfield mayor Kate Allsopp about to lay the council wreath.
nmac131116mansfield rem(9): Mansfield MP Sir Alan Meale about to lay his wreath.
nmac131116mansfield rem(12): Serving and former servicemen lay their wreaths.
nmac131116mansfield rem(13): The parade to St Peters and St Pauls church was led by a pipe band.
NMAC-16-11-16 soldier boy: ‘Soldier boy’ the dog joined the gathering at Warsop Remembrance service.
NMAC-16-11-16 warsop service: The Warsop and Meden Vale District Branch of the Royal British Legion in front of the Cenotaph.