Slideshow: Armistice Day in Lewes watched by hundreds

Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day was well attended in Lewes with hundreds of people turning out to commemorate those who gave their lives for their country.

The Lewes Branch of the Royal British Legion organised the Remembrance Sunday commemoration which took place on Sunday November 9.

Armistice Day in Lewes. Photo by Peter Cripps. L1445014

Armistice Day in Lewes. Photo by Peter Cripps. L1445014

Lewes Town Council reported the events were especially busy this year due to the 100th anniversary of Britain entering World War I.

A town council spokesperson said: “It went very well and we had a great crowd.

“It was a noticeably larger crowd than previous years. We were extremely pleased to welcome guests and veterans of World War II.

“The mayor was extremely proud to see the town represented at this extremely important event.”

Remembrance Sunday was attended by the Bishop of Lewes, the High Sheriff of East Sussex and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, as well as the chairs of Lewes District Council and East Sussex County Council.

Armistice Day on Tuesday November 11 was also very well attended according to Lewes Town Council, with a highest turn out for quite some time.