Banburyshire pays its respects

Cllr Kieron Mallon, leader of Banbury Town Council and president of the town's Royal British Legion group, lays a wreath at the Cenotaph in People's Park . Picture by Lucy Ford NNL-150911-095301009
Cllr Kieron Mallon, leader of Banbury Town Council and president of the town's Royal British Legion group, lays a wreath at the Cenotaph in People's Park . Picture by Lucy Ford NNL-150911-095301009

Hundreds of people from different military backgrounds took part in Remembrance Day parades across Banburyshire on Sunday.

Crowds lined the pavements and traffic was brought to a standstill in Banbury, Brackley and Chipping Norton as Banbury’s procession was led by the band of the Air training Corps marched from the town hall and up High Street and along Horsefair to St Mary’s Church.

Wreaths at the Cenotaph in People's Park. Picture by Lucy Ford NNL-150911-095404009

Wreaths at the Cenotaph in People's Park. Picture by Lucy Ford NNL-150911-095404009

In the parade were members of the Royal British Legion, Army Reserve Forces, ex-servicemen, members of the regular forces, uniformed support services, and cadet forces. The military group was followed by a civic party led by Banbury town mayor Tony Mepham and MP Victoria Prentis.

Following the church service more than 60 poppy wreaths were laid at the cenotaph in People’s Park .

Brackley also paid its respects to their fallen heroes on Suanday with a parade through the Market Place and onto the Piazza, and war veterans in Shipston-on-Stour gathered in the High Street outside the George Hotel before marching to St Edmund’s Church for a service.

Wreaths at the Cenotaph in People's Park'. Picture by Lucy Ford NNL-150911-095344009

Wreaths at the Cenotaph in People's Park'. Picture by Lucy Ford NNL-150911-095344009

Brackley town mayor councillor Jim Broomfield lays a wreath at the war memorial in the Market Place. PNL-150811-215343009

Brackley town mayor councillor Jim Broomfield lays a wreath at the war memorial in the Market Place. PNL-150811-215343009