It was very touching to see so many people, both locally and across the country, mark the 100th anniversary since Britain joined World War One.
I think the dimming of lights and the putting out of candles was very fitting considering the number of lives that were snuffed out.
We must continue to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
But we must also never forget the lessons from such a bloody conflict, and others since. The price is simply too heavy to pay.
Stanton team in 70s
With reference to the Memory Lane photo in the Advertiser of the Stanton team in the 1970s. Those pictured are: Back row (from left): Reg Hardcastle,Mick Sherwin, Mick ?. Front row (from left): Keith Oldershaw (hidden), Frank Davidson, Les Winfield, Albert Moreley, Bill Bingham. All where staff of the technical services department. Hope this is okay, I worked with them for six years.
Men on the platform
We were looking at the photograph in the Memory Lane section of the Advertiser entitled ‘Gents pose at train station day out’. It asked if anyone had any more information on the picture or any idea what group they belonged to, or information on their line of work relating to the picture. The gentleman on the far right (only half of him showing on the picture) could have been our great uncle Herbert Cade. We have a photograph of him, but possibly younger than the picture in the Advertiser. He was born in 1895 and died in 1916. He was disabled and worked from home. On the 1911 census it said they lived at the corner of Eyres Gardens and Awsworth Road, which was a sweet shop. Marion, Margaret and Maureen. Cousins tracing our family tree.
Marion, Margaret and Maureen
Cousins chasing their family tree, address supplied
Charity was a lifeline
I am in my 50s and have known my (now ex) wife for 20 years and had been married for almost 20 years. For most of these years I was a victim of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse can take many forms; sexual,financial,emotional and psychological or in my case a combination of these.Domestic abuse does not respect gender,class,race or religion, it can happen to anyone at anytime. Please do not suffer in silence like I did. There are people and organisations who will listen and will believe. When I fled the family home, Tom, at a local charity called Leeway, put me in touch with Derbyshire Wish ( a domestic abuse charity) which took me in and gave me hope, shelter and support. Without them I would not be here today. I truly thank all of them.
Impact of packaging
With disposable packaging at an all-time high the UK is experiencing levels of litter on an unprecedented scale. The impact of this has moved beyond mere aesthetic displeasure, seriously posing a threat to both public and environmental health. All is not lost, however, as we can still do something about it. Let’s do it! UK is a national anti-litter campaign, and part of the global Let’s do it! world movement. This year we are organising the UK’s first nationwide clean-up day, and on September 13 we are calling on everyone to come out together and clean up their local area. The disposability of our waste is a one-way road, with plastic bags and bottles taking hundreds of years to degrade. One of the biggest impacts of this disposable economy is the threat it poses to wildlife. Cigarette butts, often thought to be biodegradable - a longstanding myth - threaten urban birds, who digest these butts; along with the plastic lining and tar that comes with it. It is not too late to make a change, but we need your help if we are to make the UK clean again. For more information, and to start or join in with a clean up, visit Let’s do it! UK’s website www.letsdoituk.net and join us on September 13.
Dr Luke Blazejewski
Campaign co-ordinator Let’s do it! UK