Remembrance services attract hundreds

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People across Scarborough have taken part in Remembrance services to honour our fallen heroes.

On Sunday, services were held at Oliver’s Mount and in the Old Town, with two minutes’ silence held in Alma Square on Monday.

Remembrance Service at Olivers Mount.Stardard Bearer in the morning sunshine.Picture Richard Ponter 134543a

Remembrance Service at Olivers Mount.Stardard Bearer in the morning sunshine.Picture Richard Ponter 134543a

John Anderson, president of the Scarborough branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “It was another emotional day.

“We were surprised and pleased with the amount of people that came - it was up on last year.

“The services are attended by people of all ages and I would say it has increased year on year in size and popularity.”

The first three wreaths were laid by Mr Anderson, mayor Andrew Backhouse and MP Robert Goodwill, followed by a number of organisations including youth groups and Graham school’s head girl and head boy.

The ceremony at Oliver’s Mount was led by Rev’d Martyn Dunning and the Alma Square service was carried out by Rev’d Alan Campbell-Wilson.