Remembering those who didn’t return

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Hundreds of people filled Daventry’s Abbey Street on Sunday morning to remember those who have served and died for their country.

Remembrance Sunday in the town was marked by the traditional parade from St James School to the war memorial.

Remembrance parade, Daventry

Remembrance parade, Daventry

Taking part were veterans, charity workers, representatives of the Royal British Legion, the town’s Army and RAF cadets, the Red Cross, the town’s mayor and MP, other civic dignitaries and members of the town’s Scouting and Guiding groups, led by a marching band.

The parade, plus hundreds of onlookers, stopped at the memorial for a service of remembrance led by Canon Michael Webber, including a two-minute silence.

The parade then marched back up the hill for a service of remembrance held inside Holy Cross Church.

Mark Wesley, Mayor of Daventry, said: “The Remembrance Sunday parade and service is an important event for many people in Daventry which was reflected in the turn-out.

“The civic presence is not just about our personal thoughts for those who made the ultimate sacrifice, but puts an official stamp on the town’s gratitude.

“It is always pleasing to see so many young people take part in the parade. The uniformed sections were a credit to the town and did us all proud.”