BROMSGROVE residents took to the town centre streets to remember those who fought and died for their country.

Hundreds of people, young and old, stood shoulder to shoulder as they marched in what was possibly the largest Remembrance Sunday parade in Bromsgrove to date.

The procession began at the top of High Street just after 10am, where community groups and residents rallied together.

Those in the parade made their way to the War Memorial on Crown Close for the Service of Remembrance on the green at 11am. The service was led by Reverend Ray Khan.

A short service was then held at St John's Church following the memorial event.

Reverend Ray Kahn said: "It was probably the largest parade we've had. There was roughly 1,500 people. I think a third of that was young people which is very encouraging.

"The atmosphere was very inclusive. The people of Bewdley enjoy gathering together and remember well.

"For me, they key things I was trying to get across was to realise the values that bind us and finding the courage to speak up to those who divide us."