Ely remembers the fallen during moving Armistice Day ceremony

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Ely city centre came to a standstill today as crowds gathered to remember the fallen during a moving Armistice Day Ceremony.

The Market Square was full of people wishing to pay their respects during a service led by the Reverend David Newton and Dave Martin of the Ely Branch of the Royal British Legion.

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Bugle player Laurine Green played The Last Post before a two minute silence was observed at 11am. dsc_1146

Mayor Ian Lindsay was among those laying wreaths at Ely’s war memorial on the High Street.
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The two minute silence, held throughout the country each year at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, marks the end of the First World War.

A separate service will take place during a Remembrance Day Service and Parade this Sunday (November 13).

At 10am, the Standards, Troops and Cadets will parade from St Mary’s Green via St Mary’s Street, Minster Place and the Gallery into Ely Cathedral. This will be followed at 10.30am by the Remembrance Service in the Cathedral.

Then, at about 11.30am, the Standards, Troops and Cadets will Parade from the Cathedral via The Gallery, Minster Place, High Street and Market Place for a wreath laying service at the War Memorial.

This will be followed at about 12.15pm by the Standards, Troops and Cadets parading past the War Memorial and up the High Street. The Parades will be supported by The City of Ely Military Band.