The Welwyn Garden City community turned out in droves to pay their respects and remember the fallen on Remembrance Sunday yesterday. 

The Remembrance Day parade assembled in The Campus at 10.30am, before walking to the town's war memorial in Howardsgate for the service at 10.50am.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Remembrance Sunday in Welwyn Garden CityRepresentatives from all the services, ex-servicemen and women, youth organisations, as well as The Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield and other representatives of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council attended the service at the War Memorial, Howardsgate, where music was provided by the Welwyn Garden City Band.

The Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, Councillor Pankit Shah, said: “I was extremely proud to represent the borough as Mayor and stand alongside the courageous men and women who fought for our country in past and present conflicts across the world. It is important that we continue to take time to remember all those who have served and those who continue to serve their country.”

In Hatfield Hyde, a procession left St Mary Magdelene Church at 2.50pm, followed by a remembrance service at the Hatfield Hyde War Memorial at 3pm.

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A Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council spokesperson took to social media following the event and said: "Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday at the Remembrance Sunday services in Welwyn Hatfield to remember and honour our heroes."

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A Remembrance Sunday Service also took place at the Harmer Green War Memorial in Digswell.

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The service was conducted by Rev. Sue Stillwell, associate minister in the Digswell Parish, and Rev. Rosemary Mutopo, Methodist Minister. 

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Fifty people and children attended, and wreaths were laid on the memorial by Councillor David Cox for Welwyn Parish Council, Joanna Peacock for Digswell Village Church and Simon Horleston, headteacher at St Johns School.

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