Ely Remembrance 2017: Thousands gather to remember The Fallen

PUBLISHED: 11:50 13 November 2017

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

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Hundreds gathered in Ely at the weekend as the city held its Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday services.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Mayor of Ely, Councillor Richard Hobbs, said: “It was a great credit to Ely.

“The turnout was absolutely amazing on both days to honour those who have given their lives for us.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

“The Royal British Legion should be congratulated for the way they have organised the service and parade.

“Over the last few years the number of people has grown and grown, and my thanks go to the Royal British Legion because without them it wouldn’t be the same.”

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

On Armistice Day, crowds stood silent in front of Ely war memorial to remember The Fallen during a one minute silence.

This year’s Remembrance Sunday parade marched from St Mary’s Church via Minster Place and The Gallery into Ely Cathedral. It was followed by the Remembrance Service in Ely Cathedral.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

After the service, the City of Ely Military Band, Standards and marching contingents led the parade from Ely Cathedral via The Gallery, Minster Place, High Street to the Market Place for the wreath laying service at Ely war memorial.

It was followed with the City of Ely Military Band, standards and marching contingents parading past the war memorial up High Street back to the Market Place.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

One person said on social media: “Beautiful service in the cathedral very proud of all taking part.”

Another said it was “a very moving occasion”.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse. Ely Remembrance. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

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