Impressive Remembrance turn out in Clacton

Remembrance Service in Clacton
Remembrance Service in Clacton Photo: Tendring District Council

A thousand people attended the Remembrance Sunday parade and service in Clacton.

Tendring District Council Chairman Neil Stock laid a wreath in the Memorial Gardens on Marine Parade West along with Chief Executive Ian Davidson.

“It was a wonderful show of support from all ages for our armed forces,” said Cllr Stock.

“There was a very large turnout yet again and it showed what tremendous support there is in Tendring for all our Servicemen and woman – both past and present.

“I was really impressed with the number of young people who were standing alongside veterans on this very special occasion.”

Cllr Stock said there were well over a thousand people gathered at the Memorial Gardens.

Hundreds also lined the route of the parade which started at Clacton Town Hall and marched to the seafront for the service. It was led off by the Colchester Scout Band.

Cllr Stock, TDC Leader Peter Halliday, TDC Vice-Chairman Val Guglielmi, Mr Davidson and Dan Casey, President of the Clacton Branch of the Royal British Legion, took the salute outside the Town Hall.

There were 9 standards in the parade.

Rev Norman Issberner from St Paul’s Church, Clacton, took the service at the Memorial Gardens where a large number of wreaths were laid by many groups and organisations.

Mr Casey said: “As always it was a very moving parade and service at the Memorial Gardens.

“We are always blessed with an incredible turnout in Clacton and this year was no different. It was fantastic to see so many youngsters at the service.”

Colchester Scout Band parading through Clacton
Colchester Scout Band parading through Clacton Credit: Tendring District Council
The service in Clacton
The service in Clacton Credit: Tendring District Council
Wreaths are laid at the Memorial Gardens in Clacton
Wreaths are laid at the Memorial Gardens in Clacton Credit: Tendring District Council