Men and women, boys and girls of Long Melford formed a colourful but sombre procession as they marched from the village hall to Holy Trinity Church to remember victims of war on Remembrance Sunday.
Led by the Royal British Legion Drum Core, the procession filed into the packed church where The Rector, Matthew Lawson, led a ceremony before the gathered dignitaries, personnel of the Armed Forces, Scouts and Guides, Cubs, Brownies and Beavers. Alongside the villagers were the representatives of the Emergency Services and representatives of many of the village’s organisations.
Called up at the last minute, Felicity Gore played the Last Post before Long Melford Silver Band led the congregation in song.
The American Forces sent members too and the Star Spangled Banner followed the National Anthem.
Wreathes were laid and the names of those from the area who lost their lives in the two World Wars were formally read aloud by chairman of the parish council Graham Eade.
Report and photos by Steve Thomson.