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Hundreds line the street as Remembrance Parade marches through Melton

Hundreds of spectators lined the streets on Sunday for the annual remembrance parade which returned to the streets of Melton.

The parade marched from Chapel Street car park via Sherrard Street, Burton Street and Leicester Street to the church.

The Melton Band lead the parade on Remembrance Sunday. Photo: NEMM

Representatives from various armed forces marched from Church Street to St. Mary's Church for the annual remembrance parade on Remembrance Sunday.

The Melton Band lead the parade and were joined by representation from the Armed Forces, Royal British Legion, RAF Association, Royal Army Veterinary Association, Army, Police and Air Cadets, Fire Service and residents from Wexford House, along with Scouts, Guides and other local clubs and representatives.

The parade makes its way towards the memorial gardens down Leicester Street. Photo: NEMM

The parade was supported by Melton Scouts, Melton Lions and Crouch Recovery who helped marshall the parade and helped with local road closures to make sure the parade went on without a hitch.

The volunteers even managed to allow an ambulance on an emergency call through the parade without a hitch when the parade hit Burton Street.

Stewards calmly managed an ambulance through the parade on Sunday. Photo: NEMM

Following a service at St. Mary's Church the parade reformed on Burton Street and marched down Leicester Street, saluting as they passed the dais in the Market Place, to the War Memorial Gardens where wreaths were laid in a small ceremony observed by hundreds of visitors in the gardens.

The parade passes the dais in Market Place, Melton. Photo: NEMM

The Mayor, Councillor Alan Hewson said “The Armed Forces are an integral part of Melton’s history and are important to our community, as the recent Green Plaque awarded to the Defence Animal Training Regiment shows. As a council we are committed to supporting our local Armed Forces and veteran communities as best we can. Coming together on Remembrance Sunday gives us the chance to collectively honour the sacrifices that have been made by those who serve, past and present."

Representatives from Melton's Defence Animal Training Regiment on horseback for the parade. Photo: NEMM

Hundreds of members of the public watched the small ceremony in the Memorial Gardens at Egerton Park while wreaths were laid by representatives from local organisations.

Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire Mike Kapur. Photo: NEMM

The weather stayed dry for the ceremony and was accompnaied by some lovely music by the Melton Band as wreaths were laid at the memorial.

Members of the public were invited to watch the ceremony in the memorial gardens. Photo: NEMM

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Services were also held in Stonesby, Waltham, Oakham and Bottesford.

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