Photo Gallery: See photos of Remembrance Day events from around the district
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When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow we gave our today. See our round-up of Remembrance events across the district.
November 11, 2018, marked one hundred years since the guns fell silent on the Western Front at the end of the First World War.
During a week of commemorations, people and organisations from towns and villages across the district lit beacons, laid wreaths and took time to remember the fallen - the millions of men and women who lost their lives - on the battlefields and the home front.
Beacons, which symbolised an end to the darkness of war and a return to the light of peace, were lit on Regatta Meadow, St Neots; the Market Square, Huntingdon; St Judith’s Lane, Sawtry; The Green, Eltisley, All Saint’s Church, St Ives.
Sunday saw representatives and dignitaries from across the area lay wreaths at war memorials. Parades also took place in some towns and villages, including St Neots, Ramsey, St Ives and in Wyton, where the RAF Wyton Area Voluntary Band led the proceedings. Bells were rung at several churches and a production of Oh What a Lovely War was performed at the Commemoration Hall, in Huntingdon.
Pete Digby, chairman of Kimbolton Royal British Legion, said: “The weather was really good and the service was excellent. We had the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Lady Sally Duberley, in attendance and we had Captain Richard Harrison, of the Royal Navy, who led the service in the church.”
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Mr Digby said about 400 people had attended the parade and service, including former pupils of Kimbolton School, cubs, brownies, scouts, and cadets, as well as members of the public.
He added: : “We also had four horses and riders who were dressed in Bedfordshire Yeomanry First World War uniforms. It was a very successful event.”
A reception was held after the service for members of the Kimbolton branch of the legion at Kimbolton Castle.
Parade through the town, and wreaths were laid at St Mary’s Parish Church, St Neots, St Mary’s Church, Eaton Socon, and the Polish war graves memorial. The museum held an all-day remembrance exhibition, featuring letters and poems from World War One soldiers and their families back home, on Sunday
Wreath laid and church service at St James’s Church.
Beacon lighting, and remembrance service on the Market Square. Flag raised at Pathfinder House.
The Last Post was played at St Thomas a Beckett Church, candle lighting and church bells rang.
All Saints Church hosted a remembrance service, plus Sawtry remembers display around village.
Parade through the village, followed by a remembrance service at St John the Baptist Church.
Parade and ceremony at Market Hill, service at the Methodist Church and All Saints Church, exhibition at the Norris Museum, plus tea dance at the corn exchange and band performance at St Ives Free Church.
Bell ringing and service at St Mary Magdalene Church.
Remembrance service at St Peter’s Church. Yaxley.
Service at war memorial and service of remembrance at All Saints Church.
Service of remembrance at Holy Trinity Church.
Film show of Oh What a Lovely War at the Church of St Peter and St Paul. Remembrance service at Alconbury Parish Church.
Wreath-laying at war memorial and remembrance service at St Mary the Virgin Church.