Crowds line Soham streets for the annual Remembrance Sunday parade and service

Soham Remembrance Sunday 2016

Soham Remembrance Sunday 2016 - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people packed Soham’s streets on Sunday for the annual Remembrance Day parade and service.

Starting in Sand Street the parade, made up of around 150 people including war veterans, Royal British Legion veterans, school pupils from all the local schools and community college, as well as army and air cadets, brownies, scouts and rainbows, was led by the Soham Comrades band.

A total of 27 wreaths were laid at the town’s memorial service by representatives of local organisations as well as the deputy lord lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, MP Lucy Frazer, Glenn Woodbridge, chairman of Soham Royal British Legion and Councillor Geoffrey Fisher, chairman of the town council.

There was a two minute’s silence at the memorial. The parade then continued to the parish church for a service of remembrance led by the Rev Helen Randall.

Mr Woodbridge said: “It was very well attended, there were good crowds lining the streets and the church was packed for the service. It was particularly nice to have our MP present to lay a wreath.”