HUNDREDS lined the streets of Alcester this morning (Sunday, November 12) to watch the Remembrance Sunday parade.
In the crisp autumn sunshine, the crowds, many dressed in their Sunday best, looked on as the Remembrance Sunday parade marched from Bleachfield Street up the high street before finishing at St Nicholas’ Church where the service began.
Lead by the Victoria Silver Band, the parade of local dignitaries, Scouts, Cubs, Rainbows, members of the Royal British Legion and servicemen and women marched up to the church in the town centre where an outdoor service was held.
Multiple generations of families, with a plethora of different red poppies proudly on show, came out to pay their respects to all those who have given their lives in combat some for the very first time, others for the 51st time. With prayers and songs and quiet reflection, old and young were united to remember all those who have died in conflict.
Following the observation of the two minute silence at 11am, wreaths and poppies were laid, and people were invited inside the church for a full service.
The packed pews and multi-generational congregation shared hymns and prayers all lead by Rev Adrian Guthrie, in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for their country.
The Alcester Poppy Appeal raises money every year for the Royal British Legion to remember the servicemen and women killed in conflict.