CROWDS turned out to honour the town’s fallen heroes despite the cold and rain.

Knutsford Squadron Air Training Corps band led a Remembrance Parade through the streets on Sunday.

With pride and dignity, armed youth organisations joined forces with civic dignitaries and the local community to pay tribute.

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Knutsford Town Council and the Royal British Legion invited residents to join them for the annual services of Remembrance.

Knutsford mayor Cllr Peter Coan said: “I’ve not seen so many people lining the route for a long time.

“It wasn’t just older people, children are passionate about this.

“Representatives from youth groups, air cadets, army cadets. Even pupils from pupils from Knutsford Academy were laying wreaths.  

"All absolutely outstanding.

“It was so nice to see a group of veterans all standing together at the Centennial War Memorial with a sea of medals.

“Great civic pride.”

Knutsford Guardian: Crowds gather to honour the town's fallen heroes at the Centennial War MemorialCrowds gather to honour the town's fallen heroes at the Centennial War Memorial (Image: Knutsford Town Council)

Wreaths were laid by civic dignitaries and organisations at the Centennial War Memorial after a service in St John’s Church.

A two-minute silence was observed at 11am to commemorate Armistice Day.

Similar services and wreath laying ceremonies was held at Crosstown War Memorial and Tatton Park Parachute Memorial.

Town clerk Adam Keppel-Green said: “Thank you to everyone who turned out for the Remembrance parade and services.

“It is always great to see such a strong turnout from the community for this important day.”