More than 1,000 attend the Remembrance Day ceremony and parade in Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 10:44 12 November 2019 | UPDATED: 13:19 12 November 2019

33 Engineer Regiment from Carver Barracks. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography

33 Engineer Regiment from Carver Barracks. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography

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Wreaths were laid and a two-minute silence held on Sunday, November 10, at the Remembrance Day ceremony in Saffron Walden, attended by over a thousand people.

Saffron Walden town mayor Cllr Arthur Coote paying respects after placing a poppy wreath. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.Saffron Walden town mayor Cllr Arthur Coote paying respects after placing a poppy wreath. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

Some 380 people paraded to commemorate the fallen, including the 56 (Woolwich) ATC Band, veterans and members of the Royal British Legion.

The parade included soldiers from Carver Barracks, the Air Training Corps, firefighters, police and army cadets, scouts, girls and boys brigades, St John Ambulance, the Masons, and the volunteer groups the Lionesses and Diamonds.

The dignitaries who laid tributes included the mayor of Saffron Walden, Councillor Arthur Coote, R4U Councillor Richard Freeman and parliamentary candidates Mike Hibbs, Coby Wing and Kemi Badenoch.

Mick Birnie, secretary of the Saffron Walden Royal British Legion and parade marshal, said: "The best part of the event is the number of young people who come each year to take part and the crowds who line the streets."

Mike Hibbs, Liberal Democrats parliamentary candidate for Saffron Walden, places a poppy wreath. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.Mike Hibbs, Liberal Democrats parliamentary candidate for Saffron Walden, places a poppy wreath. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

The parade was formed at 10.45am. The two-minute silence followed at 11am and after the wreaths were laid, the parade went through the streets of the town and finished in the Market Square.

Cllr Richard Freeman placing a poppy wreath. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.Cllr Richard Freeman placing a poppy wreath. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

Cllr Richard Freeman placing a poppy wreath. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.Cllr Richard Freeman placing a poppy wreath. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

Saffron Walden town mayor Cllr. Arthur Coote. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.Saffron Walden town mayor Cllr. Arthur Coote. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

Kemi Badenoch, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Saffron Walden, places a wreath. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.Kemi Badenoch, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Saffron Walden, places a wreath. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

The young applaud the parade alongside veterans. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.The young applaud the parade alongside veterans. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

People gather around the war memorial in Saffron Walden. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.People gather around the war memorial in Saffron Walden. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

33 Engineer Regiment stand to attention in the Market Square. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.33 Engineer Regiment stand to attention in the Market Square. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

33 Engineer Regiment marching down the High Street. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.33 Engineer Regiment marching down the High Street. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

33 Engineer Regiment march up Church Street. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.33 Engineer Regiment march up Church Street. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

33 Engineer Regiment from Carver Barracks on parade with St Mary's in view. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.33 Engineer Regiment from Carver Barracks on parade with St Mary's in view. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

Royal British Legion Standard bearer at the Saffron Walden Remembrance Parade. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.Royal British Legion Standard bearer at the Saffron Walden Remembrance Parade. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

Cllr Richard Freeman placing a poppy wreath. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.Cllr Richard Freeman placing a poppy wreath. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

Cllr Richard Freeman placing a poppy wreath. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.Cllr Richard Freeman placing a poppy wreath. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

Saffron Walden town mayor Cllr. Arthur Coote. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.Saffron Walden town mayor Cllr. Arthur Coote. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

People gather around the war memorial in Saffron Walden. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.People gather around the war memorial in Saffron Walden. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

Mike Hibbs, Liberal Democrats parliamentary candidate for Saffron Walden, places a poppy wreath. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.Mike Hibbs, Liberal Democrats parliamentary candidate for Saffron Walden, places a poppy wreath. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

33 Engineer Regiment stand to attention in the Market Square. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.33 Engineer Regiment stand to attention in the Market Square. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

33 Engineer Regiment from Carver Barracks. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography33 Engineer Regiment from Carver Barracks. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography

33 Engineer Regiment marching down the High Street. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.33 Engineer Regiment marching down the High Street. Photo: Celia Bartlett Photography.

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