VETERANS and hundreds of residents took part in ceremonies marking Remembrance Sunday.

The events started at 10am at the Merchant Navy, in Harwich Quay, then moved with the standard bearers and members of the Royal British Legion to the Minesweepers Memorial, in Fronks Road.

Alan Todd, mayor of Harwich, said: “There were loads of people, young cadets were there as well and it was a very good turnout.

“The whole day went really good. It was definitely more successful than last year’s event.

“Everybody was really pleased how it went and the weather made a big difference.”

He added that there was a touching moment when a lady with a son who was ten and another woman with two daughters laid reefs and remembered a fallen hero from their families.

Dale Cheeseman, of the Harwich and District branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “The two minutes’ silence was absolutely brilliant.

“It was a wonderful attendance and the church was packed Sir Bernard Jenkin, councillors, people from the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy were also present.”