100 years since the beginning of The Great War and thousands of people turn out in Queen’s Park, Loughborough to pay their respects to the fallen of the town.
The Remembrance Service was held at the Carillon Tower in Queen’s Park, led by the Rev David Featonby and the Rev David Owen. The 2014 Remembrance event was attended by many former service personnel as well as current representatives of 25 uniformed organisations. The MP for Loughborough and north Charnwood, Nicky Morgan, the new UK Secretary of State for Education was also in attendance.
There is hardly a town and village in Britain that has not got a memorial to those who fell in the Great War. Loughborough’s carillon bell tower in Queen’s Park is one of the UK’s larger memorials and now houses a museum.
Recorded on bronze plaques to the outside of the building there are the names of 480 local men who died in the Great War.
The names of over 200 more were added after World War 2 and the names of three servicemen, one killed in Korea in 1952, one in Cyprus in 1956 and one in
the Falklands in 1982.