Draycott villagers in Derbyshire give warm welcome to the soldiers
The six Walking with the Wounded soldiers who are walking the length of Britain are stopping in Draycott in Derbyshire today.
They are walking to raise money for the Walking With the Wounded charity, of which Prince Harry is a patron.
One of the soldiers, Lt Col Stewart Hill, who is from Draycott. was walking with the other soldiers.
As a retired soldier he thanked villagers in Derbyshire for their turnout, after hundreds lined the streets to welcome him back to his home.Stewart Hill, from Draycott, suffered a serious brain injury after an explosion while on duty in Afghanistan in 2009.
Today he returned to Draycott as part of the Walking with the Wounded charity's
Stewart told his colleagues that he will get the best reception of all four Brits when they visit their homes. The village say they're determined not to let him down and today hundreds turned out to greet them.Along with the members of the Long Eaton Branch of the Royal British Legion and the Erewash Branch of the Royal British Legion with their Standards Flying Lining the route
The Draycott Village Fund said they decked the village out with lots of Union Flags and gave out more hand flags as the soldiers walk down the streets.
The local Pipe band, drummers and pipers turned up to lead and welcome the six soldiers along the route though Draycott followed by the Army Cadet Force and the Long Eaton Air Training Corps
The walk started in Edinburgh and ends in November, at Buckingham Palace. The route includes the home towns or villages of each of the four British Soldiers.
Walking with the Wounded soldiers receive warm welcome in Draycott village
Walking With The Wounded - Walk of Britain 2015
A lovely photo of my dad Denis Price presenting Stewart Hill from Walking with the Wounded with Stewarts favourite Chocolate cake to take with him on yesterday's leg of his journey
On the 22nd August a team of injured veterans set out from Scotland on a 1,000 mile walk round Britain to raise money for ex-servicemen who are recovering from injury.
One of the walkers Lt Col (Retd) Stewart Hill now lives in Draycott. On Saturday the 17th October the daily walk will start from Draycott at 09.00 and finish in Grantham. The walk will be via Breaston, Long Eaton, Beeston and Nottingham. I hope that as many members as possible will turn out to give them encouragement. If you are in Draycott you can help send them off from Pumkinz Coffee Shop, Draycott Mill, The Courtyard, Market Street.