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Honouring the fallen at Remembrance Day parades

Those who gave their lives during conflict were remembered across south Lincolnshire on Sunday.

Remembrance Day parades took place all over the region with veterans and many other organisations paying their respects to those who died in the wars.

Langtoft and District Royal British Legion (RBL) held its parade at Market Deeping.

The group, which was joined by beavers, cubs, scouts, brownies, guides, cadets and the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes among others, fell in at the town's precinct before marching to a service at St Guthlac's Church.

Langtoft RBL parade marshal and secretary Ron Boyle said: "It went very well. There was standing room only in the church and a lot of people followed the parade from the precinct.

"It was a lovely day, the sun was shining, we were lucky with that."

Mayor Pauline Redshaw also attended the event and took the salute.

Youngsters from many different organisations took part in the parade at Spalding.

Youth organisations including guides, scouts, the Army cadets and the

Air Training Corp were involved in the parade which marched to Ayscoughfee Gardens.

An open air service was held at the war memorial, before various groups and individuals, including Coun Francis Biggadike, chairman of South Holland District Council, and John Hayes, MP for South Holland and the Deepings, laid wreaths.

Wally Tennant, vice chairman of the Spalding RBL said: "We had a great turnout, including some serving soldiers who were back from Basra.

"People from the town lined up on the bridge as we marched past. The support was brilliant."

More than 1,000 people packed Bourne's war memorial area for the service organised by the Bourne and District Branch of the RBL.

The parade, led by a vintage army vehicle, started from the bus station and marched to a service with wreath laying at the war memorial.

Vice-chairman of Bourne RBL Nobby Middleton said: "It went very well indeed.

"The under 11s football team handed out the service cards and we had youth of Bourne lining the steps for the laying of the wreaths, which was lovely."

There was also a service held at the war graves in Spalding cemetery, organised by the Spalding RBL on Saturday.

After the service small crosses were placed on each of the graves.

To mark Armistice Day today tomorrow there will be a service at the memorial tree in Spalding's Springfields Festival Gardens.

Organised by the parade associations, the event takes place at 11am and will include two minutes' silence and laying of wreaths.

 
 
 

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