THE public gathered in the Bull Ring to pay respects to those who gave their lives during the First World War.

Sunday, November 11 marked the centenary of the First World War and the remembrance service was well attended.

Cllr Bill Walmsley, mayor of Middlewich, said: “The number of people who attended the Remembrance Service in Middlewich on Sunday was staggering and I must compliment the Royal British Legion and Middlewich Town Council on how well-organised the event was.

“I was honoured to attend as mayor of Middlewich and to lay a wreath on this momentous occasion in our history. It made me very proud of our community.

“Over the course of the last few days, several people have mentioned to me how impressed they were with our display of poppies on lampposts through the town.

“This came from both Middlewich residents and from people I’ve met with in other towns.

“Some in other towns seemed quite jealous of our community. It was, again, a great job by the Royal British Legion.”

Cllr Ken Kingston said: “That was the biggest turnout we have seen for the service.

“This year we had a special roll of honour made for the order of service to include the new names added to the memorial.

“The numbers were great and the weather was really good and it was nice to see the kids their to pay their respects.”

The Act of Remembrance took place at the War Memorial in the Middlewich Bull ring and was led by the Royal British Legion with Churches in Middlewich taking part.