WATCH: Rugby remembers those who gave their lives in the First World War

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Hundreds of people young and old lined the streets of Rugby on Tuesday to remember those who gave their lives in the First World War.

Lights were turned out on Monday night as a mark of respect to the fallen.

A military band and mounted cavalry paraded through Rugby Town Centre on Tuesday
A military band and mounted cavalry paraded through Rugby Town Centre on Tuesday

On Tuesday, a parade marched through the town and into Caldecott Park.

It was a re-enactment of the moment enthusiastic young recruits signed-up and marched off to war, 100 years ago.

Dorothy Makepiece, 91, served in the RAF. Her late husband Roy was in the Royal Corp Signals.

“The parade is very moving,” she said.

“I’m glad to be here commemorating the event and I think it’s lovely to see so many people turning out to honour the fallen.”

The programme was put together by Rugby Borough Council, with support from voluntary and community organisations.

A service took place in the park with demonstrations of a replica First World War tank, military displays, and arts projects led by Rugby Borough Council’s Art Gallery and Museum.

 

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