Remembering the fallen

A veteran's medals proudly displayed at the service in Hanham today

A veteran’s medals proudly displayed at the service in Hanham today

The sun shone brightly on Remembrance Day parades and services today.

In Keynsham the Remembrance Parade, organised by the Royal British Legion, marched through the town to St John’s Church for a service before reforming and marching to the park gates for the wreath-laying service and two minute silence at 11am.

An open-air Service of Remembrance also took place in Saltford.

In Staple Hill the annual Remembrance Day parade went from the Royal British Legion to Page Park where hundreds of people gathered for a service with music from the Salvation Army.

And in Warmley there was a parade along the main road from the community centre to the war memorial where there was an open-air service with music from the Crofts End Silver Band.

Joining the congregation at Bitton’s Remembrance service at St Mary’s were members of the Bitton & Oldland branch of the RBL and the Cadbury Heath Detachment of the Bristol Army Cadet Force, as well as members of the parish council.

The parade in Warmley

The parade in Warmley

At the war memorial in Hanham a service was conducted by the Rev Peter Cook, from Hanham Baptist Church, the Rev Andrew Prout, from Hanham Methodist Church, the Rev James Jang, from Hanham URC and the Rev John Goodridge, from Christ Church with St George.

The Crofts End Silver Band played and also in attendance were members of the Kingswood and Hanham RBL and the Hanham Detachment of the Army Cadet Force.

Many shops in Hanham are currently displaying Lest We Forget flags in honour of the fallen.

There was also a Remembrance Day parade through Kingswood to the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, followed by a service. And in Mangotsfield there was a Royal British Legion service on the village green while at St Stephen’s in Soundwell there were Remembrance services this morning and a civic service this evening.