Ex-servicemen and women, current military personnel and residents gathered in Bury St Edmunds town centre this weekend to mark Remembrance Sunday. 

A Remembrance Parade and Wreath Laying Service took place at the War Memorial in Angel Hill on the morning of Sunday, November 12. 

Councillor Roger Dicker, chair of West Suffolk Council, said: "West Suffolk has been the home for many who joined up but tragically never came home again and it continues to have a high number of serving military personnel who are our family, neighbours and friends.

East Anglian Daily Times: The parade in Angel HillThe parade in Angel Hill (Image: West Suffolk Council)

"Remembrance services were held across West Suffolk when communities were able to bow their heads and remember the fallen as well as those who have been involved in conflict across the years.

"It is heartening to see so many people and of various generations wear their poppies and attend these ceremonies as well as take part in the two minute silence.

East Anglian Daily Times: Wreath laying at the War MemorialWreath laying at the War Memorial (Image: West Suffolk Council)

"I would also like to thank all the military organisations and Royal British Legion as well as current serving personnel and veterans who have taken part in the various events to make sure we all continue to remember the sacrifice there has been and continues to be for our freedoms," he added.

East Anglian Daily Times: Military personnel in the paradeMilitary personnel in the parade (Image: West Suffolk Council)

The parade included representatives from the Army, Navy and the RAF as well as cadets and scouts.

Following the parade, a Remembrance Church Service took place at St Mary’s Church from 11.30am. 

Angel Hill, Chequer Square and Crown Street were closed from 10am to 2pm for the event. 

On Saturday, November 11, a wreath-laying service took place in the Rose Garden in Abbey Gardens and was attended by councillors from all over the county.