THE streets of Darlington were lined with people paying tribute to those who have served in conflicts on Remembrance Day.

The Northern Echo: Crowds gather for Darlington Remembrance Day serviceCrowds gather for Darlington Remembrance Day service

This morning, Sunday November 10, veterans, dignitaries, cadets and representatives of the Darlington community marched along Woodland Road and Hollyhurst Road following a service of remembrance at the Holy Trinity Church.

The parade was led by Cockerton Prize Silver Band as the congregation made their way to the cenotaph in the grounds of Darlington Memorial Hospital.

Wreaths were laid by those including Darlington Mayor Councillor Nick Wallis, Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen, representatives from the Salvation Army, British Red Cross Society, 405 Darlington Air Squadron Training Corps, and the Aycliffe Angels among others.

Also laying a wreath was Billy Welch, who for the first time represented Darlington's Roma gypsy and travelling community who fought in both World Wars.

The Northern Echo: The laying of wreaths at Darlington Memorial HospitalThe laying of wreaths at Darlington Memorial Hospital

Susan Borrowdale, who watched the service from the crowd, said: "“It was nice to see the different communities of Darlington come together on Remembrance Day and watch each member lay wreaths.

“You are not only remembering people from today you are remembering people from past wars.

“I found it quite emotional and makes me remember my own grandfather who fought in the Second World War in North Africa.

“I thought the service was quite poignant and it is important to remember those who have fought and given their lives for our society today.”