Remembrance Sunday was poignant affair in Skegness, Spilsby and Alford

Wednesday, 10.25am - REMEMBRANCE Sunday was marked throughout the Skegness, Spilsby and Alford areas with community parades and church services.

In Skegness, ex-servicemen and women gathered with councillors, dignitaries and numerous community groups to remember the thousands of people sacrificed their lives fighting for this country in the old and new conflicts.

Wreaths were laid by the Mayor Coun Pat Phillips, the Royal British Legion and countless local groups and schools at St Matthew's Church after the parade through town.

It was a similar scene in Spilsby, with a huge crowd taking part in the ceremony at St James' Church.

It was humbling to see so many people gathered in uniform, and the number of standards raised and wreaths laid at the memorial.

Father Peter Coates led the service, and music was provided by drummer Dennis Clark adn piper Eddie McCaffery. The Red Lion pub provided refreshments.

A lovely service took place at St Wilfrid's Church in Alford with a great deal of support from local groups and residents.

The war memorial outside the church is ablaze with the vibrant red of the many wreaths which now decorate it.