Remembrance day ceremonies take place across Waveney

The Remembrance Day service in Lowestoft held at the town's war memorial on Royal Plain. Photos: Mic

The Remembrance Day service in Lowestoft held at the town's war memorial on Royal Plain. Photos: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

A crowd of over 1,000 people gathered by the sea in Lowestoft to pay their respects to fallen servicemen and women.

Beccles Remembrance service.

Beccles Remembrance service. - Credit: Nick Butcher

The service of remembrance took place at the war memorial on Royal Plain with veterans, their families and members of the public in attendance.

The mayor of Lowestoft, Stephen Ardley, thanked the crowds for coming to remember and honour the fallen and said to wear your poppy with pride.

Mr Ardley said: 'We also are also here to respect those serving and those who have served. In your thoughts today I would like us to also remember a victim of terrorism, Stuart Cullen.'

Mr Cullen, who was 52 and from Lowestoft, was killed in the terrorist attack near Sousse in Tunisia in June this year.


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A parade including sea scouts, air and army cadets as well as ambulance and police cadets marched to attention around the memorial before nine standard bearers and veterans from all the different armed forces paraded into place.

A bugler sounded the Last Post and those gathered fell silent to remember those lost in conflicts.

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Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Tim Rowan-Robinson, laid the first wreath followed by representatives from various civic and military groups.

Spontaneous applause broke out as the ex-servicemen and women paraded away at the end of the service.

Meanwhile, a two-minute silence and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Beccles War Memorial and in Southwold, a parade took place from the Market Place to the war memorial by St Edmund's Church, before a service of remembrance took place.

Services were also held at the war memorial in Barnby, St Mary's Church in Henstead, St Botolph's Church in North Cove and St Nicholas Church in Wrentham.

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