Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 14°C

Search

Gallery/video: Great War anniversary is marked with parade through Stowmarket

PUBLISHED: 17:19 01 July 2014 | UPDATED: 09:38 03 July 2014

Stowmarket First World War commemoration military parade and ceremony.

Stowmarket First World War commemoration military parade and ceremony.

Crowds lined the streets to watch with pride as soldiers from generations old and new marched through a town to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Medals were polished and boots were spotless as current and former armed forces personnel paraded through Stowmarket today.

Hundreds of school children from the town were involved as were soldiers from the nearby station Wattisham Airfield.

Gerard Brewster, town mayor, said: “It went very well; I think the number who came out to take part was tremendous. The school children there were in excess of 350 which was very good.

“The parade itself led by The Corps of the Royal Engineers really added to the occasion. I have to say from my point of view it was a really excellent commemorative event for Stowmarket.”

The event’s parade, which was organised by the town council and the Royal British Legion, began coming down Ipswich Street from 11am before songs and readings were performed and read out in the Market Place.

An Apache helicopter from Wattisham flew over at about noon to mark the beginning of the end of the parade.

More than 2,400 runners took part in the inaugural Great East Run today with thousands more lining the route to wave them on.

Among the crowd taking part in Sunday’s Great East Run was a special team of 91 white-vested fundraisers.

Too much screen time is affecting children’s emotional development - we asked people in Ipswich what they thought about the issue.

Relatives of Corrie McKeague have retraced his last known steps in Bury St Edmunds to mark the year anniversary of his disappearance.

I spent my formative years in Burton on Trent, the brewing capital of the United Kingdom, writes John Norman

Thousands of people pounded the streets of Ipswich for the first-ever Great East Run. And now the results are in.

Thousands of runners shared the exhilaration of crossing the finishing line of the first Great East Run in Ipswich.

After months of worry and speculation, photographic evidence has come in to prove Mabel the tawny owl is alive, well and back in her home tree in Ipswich.

Test your knowledge on tourist spots in the towns and villages of Suffolk with our quiz.

A man in his late 20s has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after he crashed his car in Ipswich.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24