Video & Slideshow: Remembrance Day 2009
TOWNS and villages throughout Fenland stood silent on Sunday as people turned out in force to remember the fallen from two world wars and those from more recent conflicts. In March crowds lined the town centre for the act of remembrance at the war memoria
TOWNS and villages throughout Fenland stood silent on Sunday as people turned out in force to remember the fallen from two world wars and those from more recent conflicts.
In March crowds lined the town centre for the act of remembrance at the war memorial. It followed a service in St Peter's Church led by the Rev Anthony Chandler.
Acting parade marshal Brian Gowler said: "There was standing room only in the church and there were crowds at the war memorial. I think the conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq has brought to people's minds our troops past and present."
North East Cambs MP Malcolm Moss attended the service in Wisbech on Sunday morning and was at Chatteris in the afternoon. At Wisbech the parade marched from the town council chambers to the war memorial for the act of remembrance and a civic service followed in St Peter's Church.
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Whittlesey and Chatteris held their services during the afternoon and both were very well attended. In Whittlesey the parade marched from the Ivy Leaf Club to the war memorial and then on to St Mary's Church. In Chatteris the streets were lined with people and the church was full for the service.
Chatteris welcomed Sgt Major Paul Dunn of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards who has recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. His wife comes from the town.
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