PICTURE SPECIAL: Day of Remembrance as Pinchbeck falls silent for servicemen of two World wars
Villagers in Pinchbeck had two opportunities on Sunday to remember the men who gave their lives for freedom.
In the morning, seven roads were closed for the annual Remembrance Sunday Parade from Bear Lane to St Mary’s Church.
The Vicar of Pinchbeck, the Rev David Sweeting, led a service in front of nearly 300 people before the parade resumed as uniformed groups and villagers moved to the Memorial Ground, off Rose Lane, where wreaths were laid at the War Memorial.
Mr Sweeting said: "This year’s Remembrance Day service in Pinchbeck drew a congregation of 284, some 50 more than last year.
"There with still more people joining in as wreaths were laid at the War Memorial opposite St Mary's Church.
"Then in the evening, St Mary’s co-hosted a Battles Over event with Pinchbeck Parish Council as part of a national initiative to mark the centenary of the end of World War I.
"During the event, we reflected and prayed together, then lit a beacon and set the church bells ringing out for peace.
"Some of the 80-strong crowd that gathered identified this as the first time they had ever attended a Remembrance Day service in our church.
"All in all, it was a very special Sunday on which the community proudly wore their families' war medals and came together in gratitude for all who serve, so many of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice."
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