Gallery: Remembrance parades 2015

Remembrance service and parade in Stamford, November 2015.''Photo: Lee Hellwing EMN-150911-104144001

Remembrance service and parade in Stamford, November 2015.''Photo: Lee Hellwing EMN-150911-104144001

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People across the area put on a poppy and paid their respects to the fallen as remembrance parades and services were held.

Town centres were brought to a standstill on Sunday as armed forces personnel, veterans and dignitaries joined parades and laid wreaths.

Hundreds of people turned up to watch the parade and service at the war memorial in Broad Street, Stamford.

MP Nick Boles was among those to lay wreaths.

In Oakham the parade wound its way through the town centre to the war memorial outside All Saints’ Church. MP Alan Duncan was among those to lay wreaths, and he was joined by the county’s High Sheriff and Lord Lieutenant.

It was a signficant year in Bourne as a new plaque with the names of 37 people who lost their lives during the First World War was dedicated. More than 300 people took part in the parade and the town’s dignitaries were joined by young people as wreaths were laid to pay respect.

Royal British Legion branch secretary Jake Jacobs said: “All in all it was a great day to pay our respects to those who gave their lives in service of their country and to all victims of conflict.”

Mr Jacobs thanked all those who took part in the parade and who helped raise £22,122 in this year’s Poppy Appeal.

A large crowd watched the parade through Market Deeping, which went through the Market Place and along Church Street ahead of the service.

And in Barnack a service was introduced by Stamford School pupil Lawrence Hays, who played a moving piece on the trumpet.

Sainsbury’s is offering people the chance to recycle poppies until November 24.

Photos by Alan Walters, Lee Hellwing, David Pearson, Jonathan Smith and Michael Jarman.