Littleport remembers its own war-dead along with all those of other villages, towns and cities in Great Britain this weekend.

The annual Armistice Day ceremonial is moved from 11/11 this year to Monday November 13 to facilitate the customary attendance of pupils from Littleport’s two first-class primary schools: Millfield on Grange Lane and Littleport Community on Parsons Lane.

Remembrance Sunday sees the parade muster outside Littleport Ex-Servicemen’s Club at 10.20am.

Organisers, Littleport’s Royal British Legion, with Littleport’s bikers and Littleport Brass Band, will be followed by contingents from the town council, the Women's Institute and other community groups including the scouts and guides.

The parade will wind round and march through Main Street where, as in remembrance days of yore, the route will be lined with Littleport’s people.

They will then assemble at the war memorial after the blessing of the wreaths in St George’s, to see them laid, the sounding of the Last Post, the two minute's silence and the Invocation, on the green opposite the church.

And, as in days gone by, Littleport then turns its attention to the next big event in its calendar – Christmas.

On Grange Lane is Branching Out, a day centre for adults with learning difficulties.

The reception shop there has beautiful Christmas gifts hand-crafted by their users or you can visit the Branching Out charity shop on High Street with its fabulous festive window display.

Brilliant am-dram group The Littleport Players, with its welter of Littleport talent, is hard at work rehearsing its panto. Oh yes they are! It’s Alice in Wonderland in December.

And the ever-popular Christmas fayre, hosted by The Crown Inn, (this Saturday, November 11, Eton Rivals play Ska etc., 9pm) and the Littleport Ex-Servicemen’s Club (also Saturday 11, The Ouse Valley Singles Club 9pm. Members £8 guests £12) is all set for Friday December 8.

These are just some of the things our heroes died for. ‘Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.’