GALLERY: North Kent remembers... 13 pictures from this year’s remembrance services

PUBLISHED: 11:06 15 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:15 15 November 2016

Gravesend remembrance ceremony 2016

Gravesend remembrance ceremony 2016


Services were held on Friday and Sunday

Young and old turned out to pay their respects at remembrance services on Friday and Sunday.

Towns across north Kent honoured fallen soldiers from various wars, with crowds gathering to lay wreaths at war memorials in Dartford and Gravesham.

Meanwhile mayor Greta Goatley led tributes at ceremonies in Gravesham on Friday in the town centre, with another ceremony taking place at Windmill Hill Memorial Gardens on Sunday.

Central park’s war memorial in Dartford hosted the lord lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle and Lady De L’Isle, alongside the mayor and mayoress of Dartford, who joined crowds and veterans to pay their respects.

A group of young people from Dartford’s French twin town, Gravelines, also took part in the parade and march past.

In Stone, the leader of Dartford council Jeremy Kite, joined local Labour leader Jonathon Hawkes in paying their respects.

Cllr Kite commented: “It’s pleasing to see so many people who come together each year to commemorate the sacrifices of our servicemen across the ages, and especially this year the lord lieutenant and our friends from Gravelines.

“This event has grown in recent years and long may that continue.”

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