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The people of Wisbech came together today (Sunday) for the annual Remembrance Day commemoration and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.

Wisbech pays its respects to the Fallen with annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony. (5332912)
Wisbech pays its respects to the Fallen with annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony. (5332912)

Huge crowds - the largest for many years - lined the streets to watch the parade march from the Market Place, where it mustered, to the town's War Memorial for the annual wreath-laying ceremony and for the two minutes' silence.

Wisbech pays its respects to the Fallen with annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony. (5332914)
Wisbech pays its respects to the Fallen with annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony. (5332914)

The parade included young and old alike, veterans, current service personnel and representatives from youth organisations including the army and air force cadets.

Wisbech pays its respects to the Fallen with annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony. (5332918)
Wisbech pays its respects to the Fallen with annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony. (5332918)

The Exhortation was given and the Last Post and Reveille played during the solemn ceremony, which saw dozens of wreaths laid in memory of the town's Fallen.

Wisbech pays its respects to the Fallen with annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony. (5332920)
Wisbech pays its respects to the Fallen with annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony. (5332920)

After the wreath-laying the parade reformed to march to St Peter's Church for a service of remembrance led by the Rev Canon Matthew Bradbury.

Wisbech Remembrance Day parade. (5332977)
Wisbech Remembrance Day parade. (5332977)

At 10am the bells of Walsoken's All Saints Church rang out as part of the nation-wide Ringing for Peace to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.

Wisbech Remembrance day parade included the town's sea cadets. (5332975)
Wisbech Remembrance day parade included the town's sea cadets. (5332975)
Brian Gallagher army for 40 years part of the desert rats 89 yrsGerry Fleming (right), D-day landings 99 yrs (5332979)
Brian Gallagher army for 40 years part of the desert rats 89 yrsGerry Fleming (right), D-day landings 99 yrs (5332979)
Wreaths were laid in memory of the Fallen at the town's War Memorial. (5332981)
Wreaths were laid in memory of the Fallen at the town's War Memorial. (5332981)
Wisbech pays its respects to the Fallen with annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony. (5332916)
Wisbech pays its respects to the Fallen with annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony. (5332916)


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