Derbyshire Remembers…

November 7th, 2018

This coming Remembrance Sunday sees what is for many the culmination of the centenary commemorations of the First World War.  It feels such a short time ago that we were preparing for the start of the centenary, wondering what we could do to mark such an important event in our history.  How quickly those four years have flown by.  I doubt that the actual war years went by as quickly for those living through them.  For the soldiers on the Front Line.  The families waiting patiently at home for news or most desperately for their loved ones to come home again.

The centenary commemorations have certainly made a lot of us so much more aware of the real impact of the war.  Rather than pages from a history book the Great War now feels very personal.  We can all link to it in some way and when you learn how it effected communities, families and individuals then those two minutes of silence we will share at 11am on Sunday will be felt from the heart.

Although there are many stories shared on this website of what has been going on across the county to commemorate the Great War, there is still room for more.  If you would like your project to be included on here please do contact us.  We need:

  • A paragraph or two about the project
  • An email address if you are happy for people to contact you about the project
  • The project’s website address if there is one
  • An image or two to illustrate the project

Services will be held across the county this Sunday. There is sure to be something near you so why not go along and take the chance not only to remember but to thank all of those who fought and sacrificed so much for us.