GALLERY: Royston community pays tribute to war heroes in Remembrance Sunday march

PUBLISHED: 17:22 10 November 2014 | UPDATED: 17:48 10 November 2014

Black Watch from the Scottish Highlands join the memorial service. Credit: Clive Porter.

Black Watch from the Scottish Highlands join the memorial service. Credit: Clive Porter.

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Hundreds of people gathered in Royston yesterday to remember those who lost their lives while at war.

Servicemen and women hold flags in remembrance. Credit: Clive Porter.Servicemen and women hold flags in remembrance. Credit: Clive Porter.

More than 40 organisations were in attendance at the the Royston Remembrance Day Parade, including members of the Black Watch Highland Regiment from Scotland.

Former servicemen led the march from Queens Road to the war memorial on the one hundredth anniversary of the start of WW1.

A two minutes silence was then observed at 11am.

Chris Murphy, chairman for the Royston brance of the Royal British Legion, who has spent his time organising the memorial service since August, said: “Remembrance Sunday is something that’s proven to be pretty big in this town, and it’s well supported by the towns people.”

Hundreds gather as servicemen march through town. Credit: Clive Porter.Hundreds gather as servicemen march through town. Credit: Clive Porter.

Youngsters in the community took an active part in service including Scouts, Guides and Handmade Smiles, a group of young people who make poppy items for serving soldiers.

Fourty reeds were made, representing the fourty organisations present.


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