Sunday, 20 November 2011


On an overcast but dry Sunday morning a crowd of around 600 gathered around the war memorial for this years Remembrance Service.

Colin Harrison President of the Long Eaton Branch of the Royal British Legion has been a member since 1948. After the Service he said: “The turnout was brilliant, very very good. It just shows the respect the people of Long Eaton have. It was very moving when the parade did the march past and people applauded. There seems to be more xxx than ever on the memorial. The Service here in Long Eaton just seems to get better and better.|”

Jessica Lee, the Member of Parliament for Erewash, attended Services in Long Eaton, Ilkeston and Sandiacre, she commented:

“I would like to thank the hundreds of people that turned out across Erewash to commemorate Remembrance Sunday. All services I attended were extremely moving. I would like to thank the Royal British Legion for their planning of the services on the day, and for the work they do during the year supporting service families.”

Mayor Kevin Miller and Colin Harrison