HUNDREDS of residents joined veterans and civic dignitaries to honour Winsford war heroes on Sunday.

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Crowds of people turned out for the annual Remembrance Sunday parade and service organised jointly by Winsford Town Council and the Winsford branch of the Royal British Legion.

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The day itself had added poignancy as it marked 75 years since D-Day in 1944.

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The parade was led by the Salvation Army band and the service was conducted by Rev Chris Moore, chaplain to town mayor Cllr Ailsa Gaskill-Jones.

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Deputy Lord Lieutenant Bill Holroyd laid a wreath on behalf of The Queen.

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Town mayor Councillor Ailsa Gaskill-Jones laid a wreath in memory of Winsford men and women who gave their lives for their country whilst, simultaneously, her Consort, Matthew Gaskill-Jones laid a wreath at the town’s Boer War memorial.

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Junior mayor Caitlin Smith and town clerk Mark Bailey laid wreaths on behalf of the Town Council.

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A range of different organisations including local regiments, schools, clubs and societies laid wreaths at the town’s war memorials in memory of those who lost their lives in the two World Wars and in subsequent conflicts.

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Town mayor Cllr Ailsa Gaskill-Jones said: "The parade and service grow 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.

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“The themes for my mayoral year are focused on history and our Remembrance Service reflects this – giving our thanks to those who died to ensure peace and also our hope for our own futures in a world which is ever-changing.

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“I was so proud as I took the march-past salute following the service alongside Deputy Lord Lieutenant Mr Holroyd and my consort.

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"I was also proud to see so many organisations taking part, more than ever before. Winsford had done itself proud.

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"I was also proud to see so many organisations taking part, more than ever before. Winsford had done itself proud.”