The popularity of the poppy display at the Tower of London has been nothing short of phenomenal.
Thousands upon thousands of people have flocked to the capital to admire the astonishing piece of work created by Chesterfield artist Paul Cummins.
It has proved so popular that it has now been announced that the ceramic poppies will go on tour around the UK. If there is any justice the poppies will pay a visit here to Chesterfield, the home town of its creator.
It would be a fitting tribute to the artist, and would be greatly appreciated by many in Chesterfield, and across Derbyshire.
Sadly, in all likelihood this is unlikely to happen, and our town will probably be overlooked in favour of ‘bigger’ towns and cities. Places that the decision makers in Westminster and Whitehall deem more fashionable and important.
Remembrance Sunday services were held across the Chesterfield area at the weekend, and it was fantastic to see that they were so well attended.
It is now a century since the Great War began, but people will never forget the sacrifices made during that bloody conflict, and the wars that have followed in the 100 years since.
There is comprehensive coverage of the local Remembrance Sunday parades on pages 8,9, 26, 40 and 41 of this week’s Derbyshire Times and online at derbyshiretimes.co.uk