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Sudbury community pays respects to forebears with Remembrance Sunday parade





The thoughts and reflections of Sudbury residents turned towards their forebears who gave their lives a century ago, as the community gathered to pay their respects at the weekend.

More than 100 years on from the day the guns fell silent and the armistice of the First World War was declared, Sudbury showed that the sacrifice of the town’s local soldiers had not been forgotten on Remembrance Sunday.

A large-scale parade assembled at the top of Market Hill, before setting off throughout the town centre at 2pm, with hundreds of onlookers lining the pavements as the procession passed by.

Remembrance parade in Sudbury 2022 - Wreath laying..PICTURED: Cllr Adrian Osborne and Mayor of Sudbury Cllr Ellen Murphy...Picture: Mecha Morton. (60612609)
Remembrance parade in Sudbury 2022 - Wreath laying..PICTURED: Cllr Adrian Osborne and Mayor of Sudbury Cllr Ellen Murphy...Picture: Mecha Morton. (60612609)

Led by the Colchester Pipes and Drums, the procession included representatives from the town, district and county councils, Sudbury and District Royal British Legion, police and army cadets, St John’s Ambulance volunteers and local schoolchildren.

After marching through the streets of Sudbury, the parade arrived at St Gregory’s Church at 2.30pm for a formal remembrance service.

The wreath laying and two-minute silence then took place at the war memorial in Gregory Street.