Welwyn Garden City Remembrance Service pictures

PUBLISHED: 11:57 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:07 13 November 2017

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Remembrance Sunday Parade.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Remembrance Sunday Parade. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

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Residents and veterans gathered in Welwyn Garden City yesterday to honour and cherish the memories of those who fought and lost their lives for Great Britain.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Andrew Henthorn sings a hymn.  Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Andrew Henthorn sings a hymn. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

The service in Howardsgate saw crowds of people bow their heads at 11am for the minute’s silence.

Before the memorial itself there was a parade followed by the laying of wreaths.

Reverend Liz Lavelle and Welwyn Hatfield mayor councillor Lynne Sparks gave speeches, followed by Andrew Henthorn singing a hymn.

Leader of the borough council, councillor John Dean said: “Remembrance Sunday is a time for reflecting, and gives everyone the chance to pay their respects to all the service people and civilians who lost their lives during World War One and World War Two, and subsequent conflicts.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Wreaths laid by the 
Howardsgate Memorial.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Wreaths laid by the Howardsgate Memorial. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

“It’s important we continue to show our gratitude to all the brave men and women, and I was proud to see the local community come together, wearing their poppies, to pay their respects and honour those serving our country today.”

Mayor Sparks said: “I’m always very moved around this special time of remembrance, and it is always humbling to see the Welwyn Hatfield community come together.

“It’s important that we honour and cherish the memories of those who fought and lost their lives for our country, we owe them a debt of gratitude.”

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Wreaths laid by the 
Howardsgate Memorial.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Wreaths laid by the Howardsgate Memorial. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Wreaths laid by the 
Howardsgate Memorial.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Wreaths laid by the Howardsgate Memorial. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Wreaths laid by the 
Howardsgate Memorial.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Wreaths laid by the Howardsgate Memorial. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Remembrance Sunday Parade.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Remembrance Sunday Parade. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Reverend Liz Lavelle.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Reverend Liz Lavelle. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Remembrance Sunday Parade.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Remembrance Sunday Parade. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Remembrance Sunday Parade.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Remembrance Sunday Parade. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Remembrance Sunday Parade.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Remembrance Sunday Parade. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Remembrance Sunday Parade.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Remembrance Sunday Parade. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Remembrance Sunday Parade.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Remembrance Sunday Parade. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Remembrance Sunday Parade.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Remembrance Sunday Parade. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Cllr Lynne Sparks reads the lesson.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Cllr Lynne Sparks reads the lesson. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Wreaths laid by the 
Howardsgate Memorial.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Wreaths laid by the Howardsgate Memorial. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Reverend Liz Lavelle.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Reverend Liz Lavelle. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Doug Caswell (Vice President WGC British Legion).

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Doug Caswell (Vice President WGC British Legion). Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Fred Robinson (Argyle & Southerland Highlanders Regiment).

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Fred Robinson (Argyle & Southerland Highlanders Regiment). Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Cadets - Joshua Larrier/Thomas Greenway and Andrew Turner.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - Cadets - Joshua Larrier/Thomas Greenway and Andrew Turner. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - The scouts watch the service.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - The scouts watch the service. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - David Forster (RBL Chairman WGC) and Rad Bristow (District Commander Fire & Rescue).

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC Remembrance Sunday Service - David Forster (RBL Chairman WGC) and Rad Bristow (District Commander Fire & Rescue). Picture - Karyn Haddon.

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