Suffolk and Essex communities fall silent to honour war heroes on Remembrance Sunday

A packed Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds for the annual Remembrance Sunday service and wreath laying.

A packed Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds for the annual Remembrance Sunday service and wreath laying. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people in Suffolk and Essex paid their respects over the weekend to the brave men and women who have paid the ultimate price in defence of our freedom.

A packed Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds for the annual Remembrance Sunday service and wreath laying.

A packed Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds for the annual Remembrance Sunday service and wreath laying. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

In Bury St Edmunds, a remembrance parade and wreath-laying service took place at the War Memorial in Angel Hill. Nicola Urquhart, mother of missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague, wrote on Facebook: “Seeing the military...fills me with pride yet breaks my heart at the same time. We were able to share this day with Corries daughter which made it very special. Bury St Edmunds is such a beautiful town, with a wonderful community. It feels like home.”

A packed Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds for the annual Remembrance Sunday service and wreath laying.

A packed Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds for the annual Remembrance Sunday service and wreath laying. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Kelsale Methodist Church in Saxmundham was packed after a parade, as those gathered watched the poignant laying of the wreath ceremony and sang hymns, the Last Post, and God Save the Queen. Maddie Gallop, town clerk at Saxmundham Town Council, said: “It was an absolutely excellent service. It is so important to realise that people in the past and still today have given up, and continue to give up, their lives so that we can be free.”

A packed Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds for the annual Remembrance Sunday service and wreath laying.

A packed Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds for the annual Remembrance Sunday service and wreath laying. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

At Sudbury, a parade was led by the Colchester Pipes and Drums from Market Hill to St Gregory’s Church. Wreaths were laid at British and American memorials.

A packed Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds for the annual Remembrance Sunday service and wreath laying.

A packed Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds for the annual Remembrance Sunday service and wreath laying. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Maroons were fired to start and end a two-minute silence at the War Memorial in Aldeburgh on Armistice Day. A large crowd gathered at Moot Hall for the Service of Remembrance today.

NB 017 Kelsale Methodist Church, Saxmundham Remembrance Day.Phiillip Dunnett, Chairman of Saxmundham

NB 017 Kelsale Methodist Church, Saxmundham Remembrance Day.Phiillip Dunnett, Chairman of Saxmundham Town Council, with Bernard Everitt, Chairman of Saxmundham Royal British Legion.Picture:NIGE BROWN. - Credit: Archant


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More than 4,000 people packed out Clacton’s Memorial Gardens. Mark Platt, chairman of Tendring District Council, said: “It was a truly amazing turnout which was the equal of last year’s record attendance.”

NB 017 Kelsale Methodist Church, Saxmundham Remembrance Day.Picture:NIGE BROWN.

NB 017 Kelsale Methodist Church, Saxmundham Remembrance Day.Picture:NIGE BROWN. - Credit: Archant

In Colchester, a private ceremony was held at Merville Barracks’ Memorial Garden for the families of 16 Air Assault Brigade soldiers killed on operations. A traditional remembrance service was held at the town’s War Memorial, along with a parade.

NB 017 Kelsale Methodist Church, Saxmundham Remembrance Day.Picture:NIGE BROWN.

NB 017 Kelsale Methodist Church, Saxmundham Remembrance Day.Picture:NIGE BROWN. - Credit: Archant

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The Reverend David Barrett, 16 Air Assault Brigade’s senior chaplain, said: “Together we recall the countless men and women who have given their lives for others in the cause of justice, freedom and peace.

NB 017 Kelsale Methodist Church, Saxmundham Remembrance Day.Band of the Royal British Legion Leiston

NB 017 Kelsale Methodist Church, Saxmundham Remembrance Day.Band of the Royal British Legion Leiston.Picture:NIGE BROWN. - Credit: Archant

“We honour each one, not only those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the First and Second World Wars but in the many conflicts and military operations that have taken place since.”

The Sudbury Remembrance Sunday parade leaves the Market Hill.
Picture:ANDY ABBOTT

The Sudbury Remembrance Sunday parade leaves the Market Hill. Picture:ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The Sudbury Remembrance Sunday parade leaves the Market Hill.
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The Sudbury Remembrance Sunday parade leaves the Market Hill. Picture:ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The Sudbury Remembrance Sunday parade leaves the Market Hill.
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The Sudbury Remembrance Sunday parade leaves the Market Hill. Picture:ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The Sudbury Remembrance Sunday parade leaves the Market Hill.
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The Sudbury Remembrance Sunday parade leaves the Market Hill. Picture:ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Pi

Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Picture: SGT JONATHAN LEE VAN ZYL - Credit: Sgt Jonathan Lee van Zyl

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Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Picture: SGT JONATHAN LEE VAN ZYL - Credit: Sgt Jonathan Lee van Zyl

Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Pi

Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Picture: SGT JONATHAN LEE VAN ZYL - Credit: Sgt Jonathan Lee van Zyl

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Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Picture: SGT JONATHAN LEE VAN ZYL - Credit: Sgt Jonathan Lee van Zyl

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Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Picture: SGT JONATHAN LEE VAN ZYL - Credit: Sgt Jonathan Lee van Zyl

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Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Picture: SGT JONATHAN LEE VAN ZYL - Credit: Sgt Jonathan Lee van Zyl

Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Pi

Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Picture: SGT JONATHAN LEE VAN ZYL - Credit: Sgt Jonathan Lee van Zyl

Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Pi

Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Picture: SGT JONATHAN LEE VAN ZYL - Credit: Sgt Jonathan Lee van Zyl

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Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Picture: SGT JONATHAN LEE VAN ZYL - Credit: Sgt Jonathan Lee van Zyl

Chairman of Tendring DIstrict Council, Mark Platt, says a few words at the Remembrance Day service.

Chairman of Tendring DIstrict Council, Mark Platt, says a few words at the Remembrance Day service. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

Wreaths were laid at Clacton's War Memorial as part of the Remembrance Day service . Picture: NIGEL

Wreaths were laid at Clacton's War Memorial as part of the Remembrance Day service . Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

Thousands paid their respects at Clacton's War Memorial on Sunday. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Thousands paid their respects at Clacton's War Memorial on Sunday. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

Clacton Girls Brigade march through the town. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Clacton Girls Brigade march through the town. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

Thousands visited Clacton's Memorial Gardens for the Remembrance service on Sunday. Picture: NIGEL B

Thousands visited Clacton's Memorial Gardens for the Remembrance service on Sunday. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

A youngster lays a wreath at Clacton's War Memorial. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

A youngster lays a wreath at Clacton's War Memorial. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

Members of the Salvation Army. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Members of the Salvation Army. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

Colchester Scout Band. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Colchester Scout Band. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

Clacton Royal British Legion Chairman Dan Casey lays a wreath. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Clacton Royal British Legion Chairman Dan Casey lays a wreath. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

Albert Scott at the Clacton Remembrance Day service. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Albert Scott at the Clacton Remembrance Day service. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

Soldiers from 3 Parachute Regimen pay their respects in Clacton. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Soldiers from 3 Parachute Regimen pay their respects in Clacton. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

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Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Picture: SGT JONATHAN LEE VAN ZYL - Credit: Sgt Jonathan Lee van Zyl

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Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Pi

Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Picture: SGT JONATHAN LEE VAN ZYL - Credit: Sgt Jonathan Lee van Zyl

Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Pi

Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Picture: SGT JONATHAN LEE VAN ZYL - Credit: Sgt Jonathan Lee van Zyl

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Paratroopers stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Colchester to mark Remembrance Sunday. Picture: SGT JONATHAN LEE VAN ZYL - Credit: Sgt Jonathan Lee van Zyl

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