MIDDLEWICH fell silent on Sunday to remember those who had lost their lives while fighting for their country.

Hundreds turned out to pay their respects during the town's Remembrance Day parade on Sunday, November 12.

Ken Kingston, chairman of the Royal British Legion Middlewich branch and member of Middlewich Town Council, was pleased to see so many people turn out for the occasion.

He told the Guardian: "The number of people of all ages that turned out to pay their respects was really impressive.

"The crowds included serving and veteran members of the armed forces, youth groups and local organisations.

"It was pleasing to see such a large number of young people there – it bodes well for future remembrance services."

The parade left the Royal British Legion branch, in Lewin Street, at 10.30am, and went to the war memorial at the Bull Ring.

The ceremony began with the last post, followed by a two-minute silence and wreath laying.

Graham Phillips, deputy lieutenant for Cheshire, made a reading, while Cllr Samantha Moss, Middlewich town mayor, was also in attendance.

Poppies had already appeared on lampposts along the parade route before Remembrance Day, while members of Middlewich WI also placed down knitted poppies.