by Angela Cox
Crewe Town Centre fell silent today as thousands of local residents remembered the sacrifices made by those who have fallen in service to their country with 2 minutes silence.
The morning saw a number of local groups and organisations take part in a short parade through the town, co-ordinated by the Parade Marshall Lt R L Jones RNR.
The Remembrance service itself took place around the Britannia Memorial on the Municipal Square.
It was a splendid day for the service, which was led by the Mayor’s Chaplain, Reverend Hazel Rugman and included a Bible reading by the Mayor of Cheshire East, Councillor Dorothy Flude.
Music throughout the service was by Crewe Brass.
Many local Organisations, Groups and Schools paid their respects and laid wreaths during the ceremony After singing the National Anthem, the parade left the square to applause.
Everyone was invited to join the Mayor in the Municipal Building for tea and coffee after the ceremony.
A further Remembrance Service will take place tomorrow on the Municipal Square from 10.40am, followed by an honorary “train wrapping” at Crewe Station, organised by the Royal British Legion.
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