Tributes paid to the fallen in Argents Mead with bandstand poppy display, restored memorial wall and footpath lights lit up red

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 5 November 2021

HINCKLEY’S five-time Green Flag award-winning Argents Mead park has been decorated with poppies on the bandstand and red lights all across the park, to mark Remembrance Day on 11 November and Remembrance Sunday on 14 November.

The red foothpath lights and poppies on the bandstand (Image: HBBC)

Yesterday (4 November), the Borough Council posted an update on their official Facebook page informing park-goers that they have illuminated the footpath lights around the park in red ready for Armistice Day.

Poppies have further been placed on each pillar corner around the side of the town park’s Diamond Jubilee bandstand, as well as the light next to it.

The lights were met with positive reception from those who have paid visits through the town at night.

One resident said: “Saw them this evening, what a lovely idea.”

Another added: “We walked through last night and they are lovely and a really nice idea.”

“The red lights and poppies look lovely”, another further added.

Restored War Memorial Wall

The Grade II*-listed War Memorial Wall in the Memorial Garden, which was weather-damaged in February, and had to have its renovation works ran past Council planners in a meeting, was approved, and has been restored in time for Remembrance Day.

The restored wall (Image: HBBC)

Annual Remembrance Sunday service

Hinckley’s annual Remembrance Sunday service will be held inside of the Memorial Garden on Sunday, 14 November, just before 11am, where members of the public will be able to come down and pay their respects to the fallen.

It will see contributions from the clergy and church members of different denominations, the Royal British Legion and Veterans Groups, Civic Leaders, and representatives of the Guiding, Scouting and Cadet Organisations.

Before the service starts, a parade will be lead from the hospital car park, located on Mount Road down to the War Memorial, just before the service starts.

After the service, the parade will then head on down Castle Street through Market Place, where a salute will be taken into St. Mary’s Road, where it will disperse.

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