One thousand residents commemorate fallen soldiers in the First World War

Crowds line the streets to pay respects to the fallen soldiers. Picture taken by Chris Cook.

Crowds line the streets to pay respects to the fallen soldiers. Picture taken by Chris Cook.

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One thousand residents lined the streets of Witham to witness a parade commemorating soldiers who died in the First World War.

Representatives from the Royal British Legion (RBL), the Air Training Corp, Boys Brigade, Scouts, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows, councillors, church representatives, and staff at Essex Police, the fire service and St John Ambulance all marched from the RAFA Club in Bridge Street to the memorial gardens on Monday.

The parade, which commemorated the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, was led by the Stow Caledonian Pipe Band.

See this week's Braintree and Witham Times, out today for the full story and spread of pictures.

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