Ely pays tribute on Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Hundreds thronged the centre of Ely today for Remembrance Sunday.  

The solemnity of the occasion was marked by a special service at the cathedral and a parade through the city for an act of remembrance in the market place. 

It was a fitting tribute by the city to remember and honour those who have -fallen in conflicts across the world, and especially the two World Wars of the 20th Century. 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

The Royal British Legion, City of Ely Military Band, standards and marching contingents took their place in the cathedral for a remembrance service.  

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse


Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

At 11am silence fell for two minutes to witness a spectacular poppy drop from the Octagon and prayers were offered for peace in a trouble world.  

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse


Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse


Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse


Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse


Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse



Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse


Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse


Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

A short while later, headed by the City of Ely Military Band, there was a traditional parade to the Market Place for the wreath laying service at the Ely War Memorial. 


Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse


Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse



Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

Remembrance Sunday, Ely 

Remembrance Sunday, Ely - Credit: Mike Rouse

It concluded with a further two minutes silence followed by a march past war memorial to take the salute from the Lord Lieutenant, Julie Spence.