World War I: Remembrance services in Royston mark armistice centenary

PUBLISHED: 17:55 12 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:55 12 November 2018

The Royston Parade moves on after the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Royston Parade moves on after the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

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The Royston community came together to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War yesterday.

The Royston Parade moves on after the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Royston Parade moves on after the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Crowds in their hundreds lined the streets to watch the parade which featured servicemen and women, veterans, cadets, community groups and more – and there were two services on the day as well as the well-observed Act of Rememberance at 11am.

The Royston Parade moves on after the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Royston Parade moves on after the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Dignitaries – including town mayor Councillor Iain Leggett and Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Neville Reyner – attended the event at the Royston War Memorial, where a special exhibition was on display.

The Royston Parade moves on after the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Royston Parade moves on after the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Councillor Leggett said: “I felt honoured and very touched as town mayor to see so many folk paying their respects as we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the closing of the First World War.

The Royston Parade moves on after the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Royston Parade moves on after the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

“To see young and old together in their hundreds says such a lot about our town. I also want to thank the Royston British Legion and others for their hard work in organising such a memorable morning.

Cubs in the parade after Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSCubs in the parade after Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

“I would also like to thank Chris Murphy for the very touching displays at the memorial, a fitting tribute to the fallen. Thank you to everyone who attended”.

The Royston Parade moves on after the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Royston Parade moves on after the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Royston Parade moves on after the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Royston Parade moves on after the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

A large turnout for Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSA large turnout for Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Piper, Roy Slone, leads the parade away from the Royston War Memorial after Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSPiper, Roy Slone, leads the parade away from the Royston War Memorial after Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Lead Piper, Roy Slone, just before 11am at the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSLead Piper, Roy Slone, just before 11am at the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

St.John the Baptist Church where a bumper gathering pay their respects during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSSt.John the Baptist Church where a bumper gathering pay their respects during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

An ariel view during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSAn ariel view during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

An ariel view during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSAn ariel view during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Ariel view of the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSAriel view of the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Ariel view of the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSAriel view of the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

An ariel view during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSAn ariel view during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

An ariel view during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSAn ariel view during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Ariel view of the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSAriel view of the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

An ariel view during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSAn ariel view during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Ariel view of the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSAriel view of the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Ariel view of the Cadets during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSAriel view of the Cadets during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Wreaths at the Royston War Memorial during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSWreaths at the Royston War Memorial during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Wreaths being laid at Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSWreaths being laid at Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

About to lay wreaths during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSAbout to lay wreaths during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Veterans pay their respects at the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSVeterans pay their respects at the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSRemembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Wreaths being laid at Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSWreaths being laid at Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Royston Mayor Iain Leggett and Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Neville Reyner about to lay wreaths at the Royston War Memorial during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSRoyston Mayor Iain Leggett and Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Neville Reyner about to lay wreaths at the Royston War Memorial during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Royston War Memorial during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSRoyston War Memorial during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Royston Mayor Iain Leggett and Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Neville Reyner about to lay wreaths at the Royston War Memorial during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSRoyston Mayor Iain Leggett and Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Neville Reyner about to lay wreaths at the Royston War Memorial during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Wreaths being laid at Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSWreaths being laid at Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Royston Mayor Iain Leggett and Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Neville Reyner about to lay wreaths at the Royston War Memorial during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSRoyston Mayor Iain Leggett and Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Neville Reyner about to lay wreaths at the Royston War Memorial during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSRemembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Local Cub Scout at the front of Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSLocal Cub Scout at the front of Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

First of many wreaths being laid at Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSFirst of many wreaths being laid at Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Readings during the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSReadings during the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Preparing to lay wreaths at Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSPreparing to lay wreaths at Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

about to lay wreaths at the Royston War Memorial at before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSabout to lay wreaths at the Royston War Memorial at before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Veteran flag bearers during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSVeteran flag bearers during Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The parade in Melbourne St. before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe parade in Melbourne St. before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

About to lay wreaths at the Royston War Memorial at  Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSAbout to lay wreaths at the Royston War Memorial at Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Remembrance Parade moves along Kneesworth St. before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Remembrance Parade moves along Kneesworth St. before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Remembrance Parade moves along Kneesworth St. before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Remembrance Parade moves along Kneesworth St. before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Remembrance Parade before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Remembrance Parade before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Police join in the wreath lying before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSPolice join in the wreath lying before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Local Scout Group march in the parade before the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSLocal Scout Group march in the parade before the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The parade moves swiftly for the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe parade moves swiftly for the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The parade moves swiftly for the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe parade moves swiftly for the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The parade moves swiftly for the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe parade moves swiftly for the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Remembrance Parade moves along Kneesworth St. before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Remembrance Parade moves along Kneesworth St. before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Remembrance Parade moves along Kneesworth St. before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Remembrance Parade moves along Kneesworth St. before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Parade starts to move before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSParade starts to move before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Remembrance Parade moves along Kneesworth St. before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSThe Remembrance Parade moves along Kneesworth St. before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Parade starts to move before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSParade starts to move before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Prepared to join the parade before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSPrepared to join the parade before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Cadets line up before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSCadets line up before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Royston War Memorial before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSRoyston War Memorial before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Time for a quick laugh before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSTime for a quick laugh before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Cadets line up before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSCadets line up before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Cadets stand easy before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSCadets stand easy before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Royston Town Youth FC join this years parade for the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSRoyston Town Youth FC join this years parade for the Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Royston War Memorial before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSRoyston War Memorial before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Royston War Memorial before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSRoyston War Memorial before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Royston War Memorial before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSRoyston War Memorial before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Royston War Memorial before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDSRoyston War Memorial before Remembrance Sunday Service in Royston Town. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

The Remembrance Sunday parade in Royston. Picture: Gemma Rose. PThe Remembrance Sunday parade in Royston. Picture: Gemma Rose. P

Wreaths at the memorial in Priory Memorial Gardens, which commemorates those members of the United States Army Air Force 91st Bomb Group, who died whilst stationed at Bassingbourn from 1942 to 1945. Picture: Gemma RoseWreaths at the memorial in Priory Memorial Gardens, which commemorates those members of the United States Army Air Force 91st Bomb Group, who died whilst stationed at Bassingbourn from 1942 to 1945. Picture: Gemma Rose

The Remembrance Sunday parade in Royston. Picture: Gemma RoseThe Remembrance Sunday parade in Royston. Picture: Gemma Rose

Royston's Remembrance Sunday service. Picture: Clive PorterRoyston's Remembrance Sunday service. Picture: Clive Porter

The Royston parade. Picture: Clive Porter The Royston parade. Picture: Clive Porter

Royston's Remembrance Sunday service. Picture: Clive PorterRoyston's Remembrance Sunday service. Picture: Clive Porter

Royston's Remembrance Sunday service. Picture: Clive PorterRoyston's Remembrance Sunday service. Picture: Clive Porter

Royston's Remembrance Sunday service. Picture: Clive PorterRoyston's Remembrance Sunday service. Picture: Clive Porter

Wreath laying at Royston's Remembrance Sunday service. Picture: Clive PorterWreath laying at Royston's Remembrance Sunday service. Picture: Clive Porter

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