Thousands at Remembrance Sunday parades

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THOUSANDS of people across the area took part or watched parades held in memory of those who had died in the service of their country.

Services were held in Stamford, Oakham, Bourne and Market Deeping.

In Stamford, members of the Royal British Legion marched from Star Lane to the war memorial in Broad Street, where wreaths were laid and the two-minute silence was observed.

Local dignitaries including the mayor of Stamford John Binder gathered on the balcony at Browne’s Hospital to observe the service.

In Oakham, similar crowds turned out to see the parade, which followed a service at All Saints’ Church. The parade went from the church along the High Street, where Lord Lieutenant of Rutland Dr Laurence Howard took the salute.

The Bourne branch of the British Legion was delighted with the turnout at its parade, which went from the bus station in North Street along the High Street and to the war memorial, off South Street.

It was followed by a service in the Bourne Abbey Church.

And the Langtoft and Deepings district branch of the legion organised the parade in Market Deeping. The parade went from the Rainbow car park, up to St Guthlac’s Church. Mayor of Market Deeping Bob Broughton took the salute outside Market Deeping Town Hall.

Services were also held in villages including Ryhall, Gretton, Caldecott, Morcott, Langham and Cottesmore.