Hitchin honours the fallen – Remembrance Sunday services in pictures

The parade, wreath laying and church service at St Mary's Church in Hitchin for Remembrance Sunday.

The parade, wreath laying and church service at St Mary's Church in Hitchin for Remembrance Sunday. - Credit: Archant

A parade through Hitchin town centre was held on Remembrance Sunday to honour the fallen.

The parade, wreath laying and church service at St Mary's Church in Hitchin for Remembrance Sunday.

The parade, wreath laying and church service at St Mary's Church in Hitchin for Remembrance Sunday. - Credit: Archant

Yesterday’s commemoration to remember those who lost their lives in conflicts saw a parade in Hitchin start at the town hall and march to the war memorial next to St Mary’s Church.

After a service in the church – attended by members of the public and dignitaries including Hitchin and Harpenden MP Peter Lilley, district council chairman Ray Shakespeare-Smith and a Deputy Lord Lieutenant representing the Queen – wreaths were laid at the war memorial and a silence was observed. The Last Post was played, then the procession marched back to the town hall.

Earlier that day there was also a service at St Faith’s Church in Woolgrove Road.

A further two-minute silence will be observed at the Hitchin war memorial on Wednesday at 11am to mark Armistice Day.


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