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A day of parades in borough

A SEA of poppies marked Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day in Solihull as thousands gathered to pay their respects at a host of parades and services across the borough.

A SEA of poppies marked Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day in Solihull as thousands gathered to pay their respects at a host of parades and services across the borough.

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor David Bell, and his wife Sally were at Solihull's War Memorial outside St Alphege Church on Sunday and again on Armistice Day on Tuesday (November 11) where a two minute silence was held.

Lorely Burt, Solihull Liberal Democrat MP, attended Shirley's parade marching from the Shirley Royal British Legion to the Church of St James the Great while the Mayor's deputies also attended the Shirley parade and a wreath laying event in Olton.

Services also took place in Meriden, Knowle and Hockley Heath.

The end of the 1914-1918 conflict is marked by Armistice Day and on Tuesday, world war two veterans commemorating its 90th anniversary met at the War Memorial alongside children from St Alphege C of E Infant and Nursery School, members of the public and army cadets.

 

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