Welshpool held its Remembrance Parade to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War and pay respects to the fallen.

On November 13, representatives from the town council, members of the public and various uniformed organisations marched through the town as part of Welshpool’s Remembrance Parade.

Having Remembrance Day with a two minute silence on November 11 outside the Town Hall, but held a parade through the town on Sunday to coincide with the Remembrance Service at St Mary’s Church.

The parade set off from Park Lane to the church service, after which poppy wreaths were laid at the cenotaph in St Mary’s before the parade made its way to Welshpool Town Hall where it was dismissed.

County Times: Town Councillors and standard bearers at the cenotaph in St Mary's.

Welshpool Town Mayor Alison Davies said: “I’m very pleased with the turnout we have had for the parade and the service.

“It was lovely to see the church packed with people hoping to pay their respects, as well as members of the public lining the streets to see the Remembrance Parade go by.

“The whole procession went very well, it was very well organised by our staff and volunteers.

“I was also pleased to see so many uniformed organisations and would like to thank them for their attendance. I would also like to thank the Royal British Legion and Reverend Adam Pawley for conducting the service.

“It’s all gone very well, though we’re always looking for ways to improve things for next year. For one thing we’re in need of a full band that can accompany our parade, so that’s a priority for next year’s Remembrance.”

County Times: The parade ends outside Welshpool Town Hall.

Cllr Nick Howells carried the Welsh flag at the front of the parade, having been asked to do so at the most recent Town Council meeting.

Cllr Howells said: “I was very honoured to be asked, my father was a standard bearer so it was a privilege to carry the Welsh flag while wearing his medals.

“It’s the first time I’ve been a standard bearer since 1968, which was also in Welshpool, when I carried a flag as part of my Air Force training.

“The hardest part was taking the flag in and out of the cup to raise and lower it, so I’m glad I got some practice in the carp park just before the parade started.”

Reverend Adam Pawley said: “After the past few years of pandemic, it’s lovely to see people gradually returning to these kinds of events, which you can see in the marked difference between this years’ service to last year, to pay their respects.”