ROMSEY spent this weekend remembering the fallen as events were held for Remembrance Day.

On Sunday residents gathered for the annual act of Remembrance in the Town’s Memorial Park.

The event was well attended, and was followed by a parade of veterans and youth groups led by the Romsey Old Cadets band.

Under clear skies, local dignitaries and representatives of the organisations laid wreaths, followed by members of the public wishing to pay their own respects following a two-minutes silence.

The town centre saw hundreds of visitors attend the parade.

The town’s memorial park was also the hosts of the knitted poppy field, which featured more than 200 poppies.

Romsey resident, Victoria Burbidge, had seen something similar done in France, but the project had to wait until the Archive received funding from the Heritage Lottery Grant.

She said: “Even with the funding, it would have been impossible to take on a project of this scale without the wonderful ladies of the Abbey Sewing and Knitting Group who produced the majority of the poppies.”

A dusk candle-lit ceremony took place at the Poppy Memorial, Romsey Station Approach on Remembrance Saturday.

There were hundreds of ceramic poppies on display.

The Reverend Thomas Wharton, Vicar of Romsey Abbey, spoke about the significance of light shining through the darkness and led the gathering in prayer.

Romsey Town Mayor, Cllr Janet Burnage, led the wreath laying.

Wreaths were also laid by the Romsey Royal British Legion, the Three Rivers CRP and by the founders of the Romsey War Memorial Archive.