11 Nov Thousands gather in Tendring for Remembrance Day commemorations
Thousands of people gathered to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in conflict across a weekend of events to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.
The annual Remembrance Day parade, held today (November 11), saw the biggest-ever turnout of more than 6,000 people as they lined the streets of Clacton to commemorate the day.
Led by the Colchester Scout Band, dignitaries took a salute from the parade at Clacton Town Hall before the procession travelled to the town’s War Memorial in the seafront gardens for a service led by Reverend David Lower.
The service included the Last Post and a reflective silence, while a group of people, including Isabeau Cook-Broad, aged 13, read a list of those who died in the First World War from Clacton.
Dan Casey, President of the Clacton branch of the Royal British Legion, said he was pleased at the number of people who turned out for the landmark anniversary.
“I was touched at just how many people gathered this year to mark Remembrance Day,” Mr Casey said.