Thousands turn out to remember
THOUSANDS of people across the county took part in Remembrance Day Services on Sunday, remembering the fallen of both world wars and those who fought, and are still fighting, in conflicts since. In Ramsey, a wreath was laid in the name of the HMS Ramsey,
THOUSANDS of people across the county took part in Remembrance Day Services on Sunday, remembering the fallen of both world wars and those who fought, and are still fighting, in conflicts since.
In Ramsey, a wreath was laid in the name of the HMS Ramsey, which is currently serving in the Gulf. The ship has a connection with the town and a photograph of the wreath is to be sent out to the sailors.
A record 28 wreaths were laid in Ramsey this year including those placed by the Mayor of Ramsey, Councillor Ian Walker, Cllr Philip Swales chairman of Huntingdonshire District Council, and Cllr Susan Normington, chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council.
Church services were held and The Last Post sounded across the district. Parades and services in all four market towns, Huntingdon, St Ives, St Neots and Ramsey, involved the Royal British Legion, the Royal Air Force Association, Royal Naval Association, cadet corps and the Order of St John. There were also groups of scouts, guides, brownies and rainbows as well as children from schools and playgroups. The parade in Huntingdon was boosted by the music of the RAF Wyton Voluntary Band.
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In Huntingdon, wreaths were laid by Lord de Ramsey, the deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Huntingdon, Councillors Jeff Dutton and Helen Mallett.
In St Ives, a wreaths were laid by the MP for Huntingdon, Jonathan Djanogly as well as the Mayor, Cllr Doug Dew.
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In St Neots, there were three church services - all at churches called St Mary's, in St Neots, Eynesbury and Eaton Socon. Wreaths were laid by dignitaries including the Mayor, Councillor Paul Ursell.