Pictures: Remembrance events held in North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 17:19 11 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:20 11 November 2018

Clevedon Remembrance Day parade. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Remembrance Day parade. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Towns and villages across North Somerset fell silent to remember the sacrifice men and women have made fighting for their country.

The Remembrance Day parade in Portishead. Picture: EJThomas Photography.The Remembrance Day parade in Portishead. Picture: EJThomas Photography.

Remembrance Sunday events were held in Clevedon, Long Ashton, Nailsea, Portishead and Yatton and they were even more poignant this year, coming 100 years after the end of World War One.

Portishead High Street was shut off for the morning as a procession of scouts, cubs, brownies and other organisations paraded.

The Remembrance Day parade in Portishead. Picture: EJThomas Photography.The Remembrance Day parade in Portishead. Picture: EJThomas Photography.

Church services were also held to mark the occasion.

A similar parade in Yatton was held, with people making their way from St Mary’s Church to the war memorial ahead of the two-minute silence.

Military personnel took part in the Yatton parade. Picture: J Morgan.Military personnel took part in the Yatton parade. Picture: J Morgan.

One of the largest events however was in Clevedon as people marched from the Salthouse Fields to St Andrew’s Church.

A parade was held in Wrington too, while the Royal Marine Honour Guard will take part in a service in Long Ashton later on this evening.

The parade through Yatton to the war memorial. Picture: J Morgan.The parade through Yatton to the war memorial. Picture: J Morgan.

Youngsters marched through the village. Picture: J Morgan.Youngsters marched through the village. Picture: J Morgan.

Wreaths were left at Yatton War Memorial this morning. Picture: J Morgan.Wreaths were left at Yatton War Memorial this morning. Picture: J Morgan.

Clevedon Remembrance Sunday parade.  Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Remembrance Sunday parade. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Remembrance Sunday parade.  Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Remembrance Sunday parade. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

* To see more photographs, see tomorrow’s (Thursday’s) North Somerset Times.

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