Exmouth remembers the fallen at Remembrance service

PUBLISHED: 16:30 12 November 2015

Exmouth Remembers...

Exmouth Remembers...

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The Remembrance Sunday service in Exmouth was a poignant tribute to remember the country's fallen, said Royal British Legion chairman Dave Turner.

The service, at Exmouth’s Strand war memorial, was attended by more than 3,000 people, who came out in force to pay their respects.

Exeter Road Primary School pupils formed a circle of silence around the memorial to remember those who died.

East Devon MP Hugo Swire, East Devon District Council chairman Stuart Hughes, Exmouth mayor Maddy Chapman and her deputy, Brian Cole, were among the dignitaries.

The service was conducted by the Reverend Jim Gosling.

Around 450 people lined the streets to watch the parade, with the Exeter Pipes and Drums band providing the music.

Mr Turner said: “The Remembrance Sunday service has just grown and grown and that is down to the fantastic publicity we have received.

“More people attended than last year. It is a fitting tribute as the service rarely changes and it just works.”

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