Huntingdonshire remembers the war dead

Remembrance Sunday Huntingdon 2013

Remembrance Sunday Huntingdon 2013 - Credit: Archant

Huntingdonshire came to a standstill this morning as hundreds of people lined the streets to pay silent tribute to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Members of the armed forces joined the Royal British Legion and other groups to take part in Acts of Remembrance across the district this morning.

The RAF Wyton Band led the parade in Huntingdon where a service was followed by a two-minute silence and the laying of wreaths on the War Memorial. The salute was taken by the Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Derek Bristow.

In St Neots, a parade went through Tan Yard, New Street, High Street and Church Street and was followed by a short service and wreath-laying at the town War Memorial in Church Walk.

The Mayor of St Neots Councillor Andrew Hansard, is due to lay a wreath at St Mary’s Church, Eaton Socon, at 3pm today, before by a service.


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Representatives of Godmanchester Town Council and churches and uniformed groups within the town marched from the Town Hall car park to the War Memorial at the junction of Park Lane and The Avenue where a short service was held.

Market Hill in St Ives was packed with people for this morning’s ceremony at the War Memorial.

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In Ramsey, a march will take place at 2.30pm today led by a pipe band, leaving from Ramsey Abbey Gateway to the War Memorial near St Thomas a Becket Church for a short service at 2.45pm.

A full service will be held in the church at 3pm.

Various Armistice Day ceremonies will take place tomorrow (Monday) at 11am.

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