REMEMBRANCE Sunday across Allerdale saw residents, councillors and ex-servicemen turn-out to honour those who fought for their country in all conflicts.

Flimby’s service took place in St Nicholas’ Church on a fresh but bright morning.

The church was packed-out to hear Reverend Linda Radcliffe’s service. She read a sermon on acceptance and avoiding conflict.

“Conflict can take many forms” she said, “the more that Christians reject conflict, the better this world will be.”

The service took place with help from members of Flimby Girls Brigade.

The parade marched to the cemetery to lay wreaths at the cenotaph. Reverend Radcliffe called out the names of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, privates, sappers and gunners from the area who died in both world wars.

Councillor for Flimby ward and Maryport mayor Peter Kendall said: “Flimby has done remembrance proud. I would like to thank the Sea Cadets of Maryport and the cadet corp from TS Ceasar who have graced us with their presence and given the sense of occasion and the dignity it deserves.”

He said: “Many thanks to those who cleaned up the memorial and thanks to Linda Radcliffe for a thought provoking sermon.”

Claire Bostel, officer in command at Maryport Sea Cadets added: “It’s only a small low key one but it is really important, it is a strong community.”

A huge crowd turned out for Workington’s remembrance commemorations. An open-air service took place in Vulcan’s Park with the parade beginning on Pow Street in the centre of town.

A legion of RBL bikers and Workington Town Band escorted the dignitaries to the service.

A hush passed over Vulcan Park for a two-minute silence after the last post and the singing of “Oh God Our Help in Ages Past”

The event was attended by deputy leader of Allerdale council Mark Jenkinson, Workington councillors and the town’s mayor Janet King.

The mayor and councillors also attended a remembrance event in the morning for Harrington. The parade gathered at Harrington’s British Legion club, marching to St Mary’s Church for a service before a wreath-laying at the cenotaph.

MP Sue Hayman said: “It is important to the town. It has been a really good turnout today, it’s so nice to see so many children getting involved, particularly groups like the cubs and the scouts.”

Maryport’s remembrance service was attended by special guests, the HMS charger which is directly affiliated with Maryport and Rear Admiral Tim Chittenden.

The service began at Fleming Square before a service at St Mary’s Parish Church.

Maryport’s remembrance procession included representatives of the Maryport Fire and Rescue Service, Maryport Inshore Rescue as well as the town’s cubs and scouts.

The town’s deputy mayor and representative of Maryport Inshore Rescue, Gary Hampson said: “It went very well today, it’s been very well attended.”

He said: “It is very important that the lifeboat can say that we too can remember those that have done their bit.”