GALLERY: The people of Littleport remember the fallen on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday

PUBLISHED: 17:27 11 November 2014

Littleport Armistice day 2014. Picture: Steve Williams.

Littleport Armistice day 2014. Picture: Steve Williams.

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The people of Littleport remembered local men who died during the Great War when the town turned out for two minutes silence on Armistice Day.

Young people from Millfield School and Littleport Community Primary laid wreaths at the memorial as part of a well attended service which paid respects to soldiers who died in battle.

The Armistice Day memorial followed a packed Remembrance Sunday service when St George’s Church was full of more than 400 people who turned out to pay their respects.

Parade Marshall Garth McGowen said: “The churchwardens work very hard in making sure everyone has a seat on Remembrance Sunday and can fit into the church for what is always a busy service for which we are very grateful.

“It was a very good turn out as usual for Littleport, it is heartening to see the crowds still come for this important day.”

Littleport Armistice day 2014. Standard bearer Martin Goodearl and British Legion Garth McGowen. Picture: Steve Williams.Littleport Armistice day 2014. Standard bearer Martin Goodearl and British Legion Garth McGowen. Picture: Steve Williams.

North East Cambs MP joined the wreath laying parade which involved standard bearers from the Royal British Legion and its women’s section, Scouts, brownies, cubs and Women’s Institute groups.

He added that this year’s Poppy Appeal fund raising was looking healthy and thanked everybody for digging deep and being so generous, including many thanks to local businesses who had Poppy Appeal tins in their premises.

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