Towns and communities across Powys marked Armistice Day with parades, wreath laying and commemorative services.

On Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12, villages and towns across mid Wales marked the end of World War 1 and remember the fallen in all armed conflicts on both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

On the Saturday, a two-minute silence was held across the country at 11am to commemorate the armistice signed on November 11, 1918, bringing an end to the hostilities on the western front in the First World War.

In Welshpool, as well as the two-minute silence, the reciting of the Exhortation and the Kohima Epitaph was held outside the Town Hall.

County Times: Councillors, community representatives and MP Craig Williams prepare to lay wreaths at Welshpool's

County Times: The parade passes through Newtown. Pic: Newtown Town Council.The parade passes through Newtown. Pic: Newtown Town Council. (Image: Newtown Town Council)

On November 12, the town held its Remembrance Day parade, with various groups participating in the march meeting outside the Town Hall at 10:15am and began walking to St Mary’s Church for a commemorative service which started at 11am. After the service, multiple wreaths were laid at the memorial in St Mary’s Church.

Multiple town councillors participated in the march, including Welshpool mayor Nick Howells, as well as Montgomeryshire MP Craig Williams.

People in Llanfyllin turned out for their own parade on Remembrance Sunday, despite the heavy rain.

County Times: Wreaths being laid at the Llanfyllin memorial on 2023 Remembrance Day.

County Times: Wreaths laid at Newtown cenotaph. Pic: Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town CouncilWreaths laid at Newtown cenotaph. Pic: Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council (Image: Newtown Town Council)

Wreaths were laid led by Mayor Cllr Peter Lewis and Standard Bearer for the march was Steven Green, who led the parade to St Myllin’s Church for a service conducted by Rev Hermione Morris.

Rain did not deter the people of Guilsfield either, who began their Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial/Cenotaph in the cemetery of St Aelhaiarn’s church at 10:45 am, followed by a Remembrance Service at 11:15am.

County Times: A Remembrance service at St Aelhaiarn’s Church, Guilsfield.

In Newtown, residents gathered at a short ceremony at the Newtown War Memorial.

Town mayor John Byrne and other councillors were in attendance alongside school students, invited from local primary schools. The students were given the task of laying wreaths at the memorial.

On Remembrance Sunday, the Town Council led a civic remembrance parade and ceremony, starting outside the Monty Club on Broad Street before making its way to Newtown cenotaph, where Cllr Byrne laid a wreath on behalf of the community, while the procession was also joined by Tony Evans, Vice Lord-Lieutenant, who laid a wreath on behalf of HM the King.