Thousands of people lined the streets of Bury on Sunday to pay their respects to fallen heroes.

Despite the rainy conditions, many turned out to Remembrance Sunday services to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Mayor of Bury, Cllr Sandra Walmsley, praised those who paid their respects adding that they did ‘the fallen and our town proud’.

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She said: “It was a huge honour to lead the town in the Remembrance Day services and to lay wreaths in Bury and Tottington on behalf of the townspeople.

“I was pleased to see so many people turn out to support our armed forces, in spite of the weather.

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“Special thanks to everyone involved in organising the services especially our service personnel, veterans and cadets, they did the fallen and our town proud.”

Watch: Tottington pupils heartfelt tribute to 181 fallen soldiers

In the town centre, a procession involving a number of borough organisations departed from the town hall at 10.30am before making its way along Knowsley Street, Haymarket Street and Market Street to the war memorial at Bury Parish Church.

Bury Times: Remembrance Sunday in Bury

A two-minute silence was then observed at 11am.

Representatives of service, ex-service, pre-service and civilian organisations across Bury were among those who laid wreaths at the memorial.

A service of remembrance was then held at the parish church.

Other displays of remembrance took place over the weekend with pupils from Tottington Primary School honouring the 181 fallen Tottington soldiers from the First World War. 

Using a list of names youngsters created and labelled peg soldiers before planting them in Gallipoli Gardens on Friday.

Natasha Brierley, the Y5/6 teacher and PSHE lead, said: “It’s just a really lovely way to show how our children are connecting with our community.

“Its really important for children understand why we wear poppies and the sacrifices that these men made.

“They have been so excited and loved doing it. Each peg soldier has been made differently with wool and different colours, it has been every engaging.”

Pictures by Danny Crompton