WINSFORD 'did itself proud' as hundreds of people turned out on Sunday morning for the annual Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service in Winsford.

The parade, organised jointly by Winsford Town Council and the Winsford branch of the Royal British Legion, was led by the Everton Road Boys Flute Band and the service was conducted by the Mayor’s Chaplain, Reverend George Crowder.

Deputy Lord Lieutenant Susan Sellers laid a wreath on behalf of The Queen; town mayor Cllr Mike Kennedy laid a wreath in memory of those Winsford men and women gave their lives for their country while – simultaneously – the mayoress Hilary Kennedy laid a wreath at the town’s Boer War memorial; and Eddisbury MP Antoinette Sandbach laid a wreath on behalf of her constituents in the Eddisbury constituency.

Junior mayor Marci Felton and salt queen Amy Theasby also laid wreaths on behalf of the town council.

Cllr Kennedy said: "The parade and service grows larger with each year that passes and it is wonderful that so many people can spare the time to remember those who gave their lives.

"Students from Winsford Academy read out the 90 names of those Winsford men who died in 1917 which was an incredibly moving moment in the service.

"I was so proud as I took the march past salute following the service alongside Deputy Lord Lieutenant Mrs Sellers and the MP.

"I was proud to see so many organisations taking part – more than ever before. Mrs Sellers also commented on the magnificent turnout and said that Winsford had done itself proud.”