Newark fell silent today in memory of the fallen on this day, Remembrance Sunday
A crowd of several hundred people lined the route of Newark's Remembrance Day parade this morning (Sunday) which was returning after covid.
British legion biker Nick Saxby led the parade, followed by standards, veterans, air, sea and army cadets, serving members of the Sherwood Forest Yeomanry, former policemen and medics.
Both the Mercian Regiment and RAF College Cranwell were also represented.
The parade marched from London Road carpark, down Baldertongate and along Appletongate to the war memorial where the service took place.
Standards lined the path to the war memorial and wreaths were laid in honour of the fallen.
Parish priest, the Rev Chris Lion presided over his first Newark Remembrance Service and the choir sang. Music was provided by Newark Town Band.
The Last Post and Reveille were played either side of two minutes of silence.
The Act of Homage and the Kohima Epitaph were both delivered.
After the service, the parade reformed to spontaneous applause.
The Mayor of Newark, Lisa Geary, had led a civic procession to the war memorial from the town hall, which included notable guests such as Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford (Rtd) Newark MP Robert Jenrick, Inspector Charlotte Allardice of Newark Police and chairman of Newark and Sherwood District Council, Penny Rainbow.
A service was held in Newark Parish Church after which there was a march past in the Market Place when the salute was taken.
Deputy Town Mayor Laurence Goff laid wreathes at the First World War Cross and the Memorial to the Fallen — with the silence and Act of Homage observed — at Newark Cemetery.