CALNE came to a standstill on Remembrance Sunday, when crowds turned out to remember the fallen who served our country.

Around 300 people lined the streets of the town for the parade and piled into St Mary's Church to pay their respects to those who have served or died in the line of duty.

Town mayor Tony Trotman, councillors, town crier Mark Wylie, and the mace bearer left the Town Hall and headed to St Mary’s Church, where the Remembrance Service took place.

The sermon was led by Lord George Carey of Clifton, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 to 2002.

A two minute silence was held to honour those who fought for our country, and wreaths were laid by the war memorial outside the church at 11am.

There were also performances by Calne Silver Band, and band member, Helen Ellis, who played The Last Post while the wreaths were laid outside.

The annual parade took place after the service along the high street, where Calne Air, Army and Sea Cadets and members of the REME 8 Training Batallion from Lyneham were led through the town by members of the Calne branch of the Royal British Legion.

Also in attendance was The Rotary Club, Calne Lions, and members of the Scouts, Cubs, and Brownies.

Familiar face in Calne PCSO Mark Cook was there representing Wiltshire Police, and Deputy Lord Lieutenant William Wyldbore-Smith attended on behalf of the High Sherriff of Wiltshire.

Mayor Cllr Tony Trotman said: "There was a huge crowd, it was absolutely brilliant. It was a lovely day and we missed the rain.
"It was a very moving ceremony."

On Friday, there was also a service for schoolchildren from the town and surrounding villages, informing them about why we celebrate Remembrance.