Hundreds gather to remember the fallen

By Tim Clarke Tuesday 13 November 2012 Updated: 13/11 15:08

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Buy photos » Robin Walker MP and the Mayor of Worcester Coun Roger Berry (centre) were among those who laid wreaths. Picture by Geoff Robinson.

HUNDREDS of people gathered to pay their respects to the country's fallen servicemen and women during a solemn ceremony outside Worcester Cathedral.

Huge crowds packed the pavement and streets close to the Cathedral war memorial where they waited to observe the wreath-laying service to mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.

Wreaths were laid by dignitaries including Worcester Mayor Coun Roger Berry and Robin Walker MP before the Last Post was sounded and those gathered observed a two-minute silence.

The Territorial Army, Navy, Army, Air Force Cadets, Scouts and Guides were among the many other organisations who took part in the ceremony.

The wreath-laying followed a service in the Cathedral which was attended by Worcestershire veterans, members of the Royal British Legion and a host of city dignitaries.

Coun Berry said: "It was a really impressive turnout and perhaps the best I have seen in my time as a councillor.

"There were so many people crowded around the area by the Cathedral. It was so pleasing to see such a great response from the public."

After the wreath-laying ceremony veterans and a number of the other uniformed organisations paraded along the High Street and past the Guildhall where the Mayor and Deputy Lord Lieutenant Angela Brinton took the salute.

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Buy photos» Standard bearers from a whole host of uniformed organisations gathered at the memorial. Picture by Geoff Robinson.

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Buy photos» Veterans stand in front of the huge crowds of residents who came to pay their respects. Picture by Geoff Robinson.

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Buy photos» Dignitaries leave the Cathedral ahead of the wreath-laying ceremony. Picture by Geoff Robinson.

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