Remembrance Sunday Parades in Spalding and Holbeach

Thousands of people in towns and villages across South Holland attended Remembrance Sunday parades and services.

Spalding had its traditional parade from Market Place to Ayscoughfee Gardens, where the Rev John Bennett led a service attended by more than a thousand people.

The Remembrance Sunday Parade in Holbeach makes its way to the war memorial. SG131116-309TW

The Remembrance Sunday Parade in Holbeach makes its way to the war memorial. SG131116-309TW

The chairman of South Holland District Council, Coun Michael Seymour, and MP John Hayes were among those laying wreaths at Spalding’s war memorial in the morning – both men also 
attended the traditional 
afternoon parade in Holbeach, which started at the community centre and finished at the town’s war memorial.

Young and old, including Second World War veterans, took part in the parades and services.

Colin Jackman, chairman of Spalding branch of The Royal British Legion, said: “The parade went very well.”

As well as air and army cadets, youngsters from the Scouts took part in the parade and service.

WW2 veteran Jack Mills recites the Ode of Remembrance at the Holbeach parade and service. SG131116-322TW

WW2 veteran Jack Mills recites the Ode of Remembrance at the Holbeach parade and service. SG131116-322TW

The choir from St Mary and St Nicolas Church sang in bright autumn sunshine as wreaths were laid by civic leaders and ex-service organisations. Members of the public also left their own tributes at the foot of the memorial.

In Holbeach, Stamford Brass played during the parade and played Last Post.

Spalding Marching Ambassadors took part in the towns Remembrance Sunday Parade. SG131116-144TW

Spalding Marching Ambassadors took part in the towns Remembrance Sunday Parade. SG131116-144TW

Schoolchildren lay wreaths at the war memorial in Holbeach. SG131116-358TW

Schoolchildren lay wreaths at the war memorial in Holbeach. SG131116-358TW

Last Post is played by James Parrott, of Spalding Marching Ambassadors. SG131116-115TW

Last Post is played by James Parrott, of Spalding Marching Ambassadors. SG131116-115TW

The Rev John Bennett with Ken Willows, Spalding branch chairman of The Lincolns. SG131116-147TW

The Rev John Bennett with Ken Willows, Spalding branch chairman of The Lincolns. SG131116-147TW

Time to reflect for this youngster in Ayscoughfee Gardens. SG131116-151TW

Time to reflect for this youngster in Ayscoughfee Gardens. SG131116-151TW

South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes with Spalding Royal British Legion president Terry Moore. SG131116-146TW

South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes with Spalding Royal British Legion president Terry Moore. SG131116-146TW