PICTURES: Remembrance Day in Worthing, Broadwater, Lancing and Ferring

Crowds gathered to pay their respects to those who were killed during armed conflict at ceremonies in Worthing, Broadwater, Lancing, Ferring, among other places.

Last Saturday in Broadwater, around 200 people gathered for a ceremony at the Cross of Sacrifice at Broadwater Cemetery, in South Farm Road.

The event is held each year the day before the larger Remembrance Sunday ceremony which takes place in Worthing.

The following day, crowds gathered by Worthing’s Town Hall for a two-minute silence before veterans and other dignitaries, including Worthing’s mayor Charles James, laid wreaths outside the hall.

Veterans, Scouts and other groups then marched along Chapel Road during a parade that was watched by hundreds.

Earlier in the week, crosses were laid at the Field of Remembrance, also outside the Town Hall in Worthing.

In Lancing, hundreds turned out for a ceremony held by the war memorial in South Street.

Following a two-minute silence and wreath laying, there was a parade along South Street, which was accompanied by a military tank.

In Ferring, a Remembrance Sunday ceremony was well attended in Church Lane, while students from schools in the area also paid their respects to the fallen in the run-up to the day.

Motorcyclists from around the region met at The Castle Hotel, Bramber, on Remembrance Sunday for their nineteenth memorial event, then more than 120 riders held a raffle for Help for Heroes, before they rode to Lancing College Chapel for a wreath-laying ceremony.

And students at Our Lady of Sion School, in Gratwicke Road, commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein as a focal point for remembrance, in support of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Read the full story in the Worthing Herald (November 15 edition).