Town remembers fallen heroes

The parade marching through Beverley on Remembrance Sunday
The parade marching through Beverley on Remembrance Sunday

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Beverley on Remembrance Sunday to pay their respects to members of the Armed Forces killed in conflict.

A parade marched through the town, starting at School Lane Car Park behind the fire station. It made its way to the Minster, where more than 900 people gathered for a moving service and wreaths were laid.

The parade then reassembled and headed to the Memorial Gardens on Hengate, where a memorial service was held and more wreaths were laid.

The salute was taken by Stephen Larard, High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire. at Market Cross on Saturday Market.

On Armistice Day on Monday, local residents attended a two-minute silence at 11am at Market Cross.

Gordon Mackenzie MBE, secretary of The Royal British Legion’s Beverley branch, said: “The weather was excellent. We had a very good turnout. It was well supported by the community.

“The streets were lined with people all the way through.”