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KNUTSFORDIANS came together on Sunday to remember those lost in conflicts fighting for their country.

As well as a parade from the town centre to churches, the War Memorial Cottage Hospital and finally Tatton Park, wreaths were laid in memory of those from the town and beyond who gave their lives.

Knutsford’s town mayor Cllr Neil Forbes paid his respects and thanked those involved, adding that the parade was the largest he could recall seeing in the town.

Cllr Forbes said: ”Knutsford remembers.

“Thanks to all the people and organisations in the Remembrance Sunday services, and the longest and largest parade I’ve ever seen in our town.

“If you were involved, thank you.

“Whilst I have seen the extent of the war graves in Europe, the three services of remembrance in town, followed by one in Tatton Park brought home the extent of the loss and sacrifice that our small town – much smaller then – endured.

“It was an honour to lay wreaths as Knutsford’s first citizen and heart-warming to see so many younger people taking part.

“I know my right-hand-man Fire Cadet Murphy found the events moving, as did the mayoress and I.”

After a service and wreath-laying at St Cross Church in Mobberley Road, a parade left Drury Lane shortly after 10am towards St John’s Church.

A service there was followed by a parade back to Drury Lane and onto the War Memorial Hospital in Northwich Road, where wreaths were laid by various organisations.

Finally, wreaths were laid at the Parachute Regiment Memorial in Tatton Park at 1.30pm.