HEAVY rain did not put people off in the Cotswolds as crowds gathered to lay down a wreath to mark Remembrance Sunday.

It was a cold and wet Sunday morning (November 12), but that had not put off any of the Cotswold towns who came out in their droves to remember their fallen.

In Moreton, crowds lined Fosse Way while their annual service took place around the War Memorial.

Evesham Journal: Crowds surrounded the War Memorial in Fossey Way in Moreton.Crowds surrounded the War Memorial in Fossey Way in Moreton. (Image: Moreton Town Council)The town's parade started at 10.50am from Parkers Lane and then moved down the A429 to the access road adjacent to the High Street through to the War Memorial in the Town Centre.

A poignant service then took place with people laying down wreaths.

A spokesperson for Moreton Town Council said: "Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Remembrance Parade & Service at the War Memorial today (despite the weather!)."

Over in Stow, people gathered in the square at 10.30am to see the march and then travelled to  St Edward's Church for a service.

The Cheltenham Pipe Band led Stow's Remembrance Service parades on the day and also did a special performance at the reception at Stow Social Club.

Army cars were also part of their procession.

Evesham Journal: Longborough C of E Primary School laying down crosses.Longborough C of E Primary School laying down crosses. (Image: Longborough C of E Primary School)Schools also participated in Remembrance Day, with Longborough C of E Primary School, near Moreton, holding their service at the war memorial on November 10.

A spokesperson for the school said: "We held their own Remembrance Service at the war memorial in Longborough on Friday.

"Some year five and six pupils performed ‘In Flanders’s Fields’ as we paid our respects to the fallen.

"The pupils lay crosses in the name of members of the Longborough community who lost their lives."

Swell CofE Primary School also held a memorial in the village with pupils, parents and villagers in attendance. 

Pupils laid crosses and a wreath in memory of the fallen.