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12th November 2023:

Remembrance Sunday

This year's Buxton Remembrance Parade took place at the War Memorial on the slopes, on Sunday 12th November. The Friends of Oignies Association was represented by Chair, Derek Thomas, and Vice Chair, Helen Bloomfield.

A wreath of poppies was laid, on behalf of the Association, at the foot of the Memorial.

The Buxton Oignies Twinning came about as a direct result of links between the two towns which were forged in 1940, during the darkest days of World War II.  

You can read more about the history of the Twinning and the tragic events that took place in Oignies on the about us page here.

"On behalf of Twinning

Associations of Buxton

and Oignies (France)"

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Le Jour de l'Armistice à Oignies

The people of Oignies held their annual Armistice Parade on the 11th of November with a parade through the town, pictured here.

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