WAR heroes were remembered with honour in Middlewich.

Civic leaders joined members of the Middlewich branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) to hold a shorter than usual Remembrance service to comply with Covid-19 regulations.

Members of the public were unable to attend but were able to watch the eight minute service afterwards on Middlewich Town Council's website.

The act of Remembrance was played on a CD at the War Memorial at 10am.

Rev Barry Jobber, chaplain to both Cheshire county and Middlewich RBL, led the opening and closing prayers.

Ken Kingston, chairman of Middlewich RBL recited the exhortation and Kohima epitaph.

Wreaths were laid by Cllr Mike Hunter, chairman of Middlewich Town Council, Mike Bagshaw, chairman of Cheshire county RBL and Geoff Page, president of Middlewich RBL.

Mr Kingston said: " All those members of the Armed Forces who gave their lives for our freedom were thanked and honoured.

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"Although poppy events could not take place, lamppost poppies, sponsored by local businesses, were erected throughout the town with the help of SP Energy Networks."

The area surrounding the War Memorial was once again decorated with knitted poppies by members of the Middle-Wyches Womens Institute.

The act of Remembrance was played again on Ken Kingston's doorstep for the 

benefit of his neighbours.