Fenland remembers

Wisbech Remembrance parade ANL-150811-220653009
Wisbech Remembrance parade ANL-150811-220653009

Record crowds turned out across Fenland on Sunday to remember the service personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Veterans were joined by cadets, scouts and guides to march through Wisbech, March and Chatteris.

Large crowds were seen to gather outside the United Reformed Church in Wisbech to watch the parade, with wreaths laid at the war memorial before a service at St Peter and St Paul’s Church.

Legion member Terry Van-Santen said: “I thought it was one of the biggest and best turned out parades. I would estimate that many hundreds of people turned out to watch.”

Good support was also seen in March, where a service was held at St Peter’s Church before wreaths were laid at the war memorial.

Parade marshal Nigel Spencer has said this is the last year that the 42 Engineer Regiment will attend.

He said: “I am especially pleased that each year more youth organisations ask to take part alongside our veterans, hopefully this will guarantee the event in the future.”

A parade of 250 to 300 people was seen marching through Chatteris for ceremonies at the war memorial and St Peter’s Church.

Norman Larke said: “It went very well. Remembrance is becoming more prominent in people’s minds.”