VIDEO: Remembrance Sunday services held in Eastergate and Ford

THE sacrifices made by those who gave their lives in conflict have been remembered in Eastergate and Ford.

Hundreds turned out to honour the war dead to mark Remembrance Sunday (November 9) this morning at services in Eastergate and Ford.

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Around 10.50am a section of the A29 was closed in Eastergate as crowds surrounded the Lion War Memorial to pay their respects.

The sombre occasion included a two minute silence and the last post was played.

Those who had given their lives in conflicts from the area were also remembered by name as were those whose names would never be known.

Wreaths were laid on the memorial by several organisations including Barnham and Eastergate parish council’s, Arun district and West Sussex county council’s, Sussex Police and the Scouts.

Around 12.30pm members of local Scouting and Guiding organisations arrived at the memorial garden, in Yapton Road, Ford, which was full of people wanting to show their respects.

Those gathered were welcomed to the service on behalf of Trevor Ford the chairman of Ford Parish Council.

Prayers were said and a two minute silence during which flags were lowered was also observed.

Wreaths were laid on behalf of a number of organisations including parish council’s of Ford, Yapton, Climping and Middleton as well as Arun District Council.

For more coverage on remembrance services across the Bognor Regis area see the Bognor Regis Observer out on Thursday, November 13.