Hundreds of people braved a rainy and windswept Southport to remember the Fallen at the 2023 Remembrance Sunday parade and service.
The event was organised by the Southport branch of the Royal British Legion.
It saw large crowds gathering around Southport War Memorial which celebrated its 100th anniversary earlier this year with a re-dedication by Princess Anne.
Veterans, serving armed forces personnel and cadets met at the Armed Forces Community Hub on Wesley Street in Southport on Sunday morning before forming up.
They then marched along Tulketh Street, Chapel Street and London Street before forming up in Monument Square.
The Last Post was then played followed by an impeccably observed two minutes’ silence.
The Lord’s Prayers was then followed by Sarah McEntee singing Here’s To The Heroes.
After that came the act of Commitment, The Blessing, and the National Anthem.
Wreaths were then paid at Southport War Memorial by dignitaries including Merseyside Lord Lieutenant Mark Blundell, Mayor of Sefton Cllr June Burns, Southport MP Damien Moore, Southport Royal British Legion Chair Major Nick McEntee and others before a parade along Lord Street which took the salute from VIPs at Southport Town Hall.
Speaking in the Stand Up For Southport Facebook group, Suzanne Gray said: “I attended the Remembrance Parade in respect of, among others, our late grandfather, Robert James Hughes from Southport, who, as a 16 year old, fought in the World War One Battle of Ypres.
“He was very seriously wounded in action and hospitalised in Glasgow before returning to his unit. He rarely spoke of his experiences, but described them in his memoirs as ‘ghastly’.”
Claire Iddon said: “Lovely service and parade. Well done to everyone who braved the miserable weather. We will remember them.”
Brenda Beattie said: “A very nice service this year and well attended.”