GALLERY: More than 40 wreaths laid at Whittlesey Remembrance Day service

Whittlesey Remembrance 2014. Picture: Steve Williams.

Whittlesey Remembrance 2014. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

War veterans were among the hundreds who attended Whittlesey’s annual Remembrance Day parade and service.

Town clerk Susan Evans said the event attracted a larger than normal crowd because of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Around 40 wreaths were laid during the Act of Remembrance at the town’s war memorial by dignitaries including Mayor David mason, Lieutenant Colonel Tim Seal the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Wing Commander Martin Thorner from RAF Wyton and Major Kevin Everhart from the American Airforce.

Wing Commander Thorner also read the Collect as it was the Air Force one this year.

Peterborough Pipe Band led the parade

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The event was organised jointly by the Whittlesey Royal British Legion and the town council and John Bradshaw was parade marshal.

The church service, which was packed, was jointly led by the Rev Nigel Whitehouse and the Rev Gill Stevens.

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Town Clerk Susan Evans said: “Remembrance Day is always well attended but I’m sure there were the most people we have had there for a long time this year because of the awareness raised by the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Everything went off smoothly and the church service included some wonderful poetry.”

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