More than 1,500 people turned out in Trowbridge to pay their respects to the fallen on Remembrance Sunday

The mayor of Trowbridge led the annual tribute alongside armed forces representatives, dignitaries, church groups and residents.

The ceremony began at St James’ Church conducted by the Bishop of Ramsbury, the Right Rev Dr Andrew Rumsey, with a still limited congregation but with the service streamed online.

The service then moved to the town park where dignitaries laid their wreaths at the town’s war memorial, the service once again being led by the bishop.

At 11am, The Last Post was sounded and followed by the two minutes’ silence, before Reveille and the traditional recitation of The Kohima Epitaph.

The wreath-laying ceremony was led by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mr. Patrick Wintour on behalf of Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire.

Town mayor Cllr Denise Bates laid a wreath on behalf of the townspeople, with Trowbridge MP Andrew Murrison adding his tribute. Air Vice Marshal Martin Clark RAF laid a wreath on behalf of the Trowbridge branch of the Royal British Legion.

Wreaths were also laid by representatives of the Armed Forces, Armed Forces Associations, the Emergency Services and various church and community groups.

After the service, Cllr Bates said “The ceremony went exceptionally well and was a very fitting service.

“My sincere thanks go to Royal British Legion for organising this event, with support from Officers at the Town Council.

She added“It was a privilege for me to speak to the veterans and I was particularly pleased to see so many of our townsfolk attend to pay their respects at this ceremony of remembrance.”