Services of remembrance take place across Huntingdonshire as thousands pay their respects
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Huntingdonshire fell silent on Sunday to commemorate those who gave their lives for their country.
In Huntingdon, a parade joined by RAF Wyton Area Voluntary Band marched to Market Hill where hundreds gathered to take part in a service of remembrance.
At 11am a two-minute silence took place after the sound of the Last Post was played.
The mayor of Huntingdon, Councillor Jay Dyne, and his deputy, Councillor Bill Hensley, were joined by their fellow town councillors, as well as a number of civic dignitaries, current and ex-service representatives for the event.
Members of the Royal British Legion and members of the Girl Guiding and Scouting movements joined the service, which took place at the Thinking Solider memorial.
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Councillor Philip Pope led the service of remembrance in St Ives, laying a wreath at the war memorial in Market Hill, as hundreds of people turned out to pay their respects.
A remembrance service was also hosted in Godmanchester as dignitaries, groups and residents, led by town mayor, Councillor Sarah Conboy, gathered at the war memorial, in Post Street, which followed a parade from the town hall.
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There were also war-era re-enactors and a genealogist in attendance as part of the day’s commemorations.
In Ramsey, a service was held at the war memorial, in Church Green, on Remembrance Sunday before moving on to St Thomas a Becket church at 3pm.
Students at Abbey College, Ramsey gathered for their annual remembrance service on November 10. The service, led by the student cadets, took place on the school playing field and was opened with an address from Andy Christoforou, the school principal.
Following this, three readings in memory of those fallen in service took place, along with the laying of the wreath by the mayor of Ramsey, Councillor Doug McIlwain, the church and the school’s head boy and girl.
On Remembrance Sunday, hundreds of people in St Neots gathered at the war memorial at 11am, preceded by a parade at the Priory Centre that included members of the town council, scouts and guides, members of the armed forces and the Royal British Legion.
Councillor Derek Giles, the mayor of St Neots, laid a wreath on behalf of the town council and the people of the town. The deputy lord lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, John Bridge, and the MP for Huntingdon, Jonathan Djanogly, also attended the service.