Sutton fell silent at 11.11am today, November 11 2018 to pay respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice 100 years ago.
Many from Sutton left the area to fight, and never returned.
Armistice Day today coincided with Remembrance Sunday, and Sutton’s community paid tribute to the brave servicemen and women who lost their lives, protecting our future, not only during the Great War but also in wars and conflicts since.
The people of Sutton fell silent to remember, to reflect on the commitment and sacrifices of people who put themselves at risk for the sake of the freedom of their country.
A Remembrance Day parade assembled on Forest Street and marched on to Lammas Road and Church Drive before arriving at St Mary Magdalene Church.
After the service, the parade marched to the cenotaph at the town’s cemetery, where a hymn and ‘The Last Post’ was followed by a service at 11 am and the laying of wreaths.
The parade returned to the church after the service, with a saluting dias along the journey via Lammas Road.
Wreaths were also be laid at Pepper Gardens, where there was be an informal gathering.