THOUSANDS of people across the district turned out to pay their respects to those who gave their lives for their country.

There were poignant Remembrance Sunday tributes at war memorials and in churches across the district.

Veterans were joined by young members of organisations such as the scouts, Brownies, air, sea and army cadets and local schools on parades through towns and villages.

They were joined by a variety of organisations including the police, fire service, British Red Cross, Round Table, Rotary and Lions Clubs and the British Red Cross.

The Bream Silver Band led the Sunday morning parade through Chepstow and then headed the parade through its home village in the afternoon.

The Lydney parade was led by the band of the Lydney Air Training Corps.

At Chepstow there was a break with tradition with the 11am silence being taken at the war memorial in Beaufort Square rather than in St Mary’s Church.

Over the years many people have missed the laying of wreaths at the war memorial because it took place before the parade moved off to the church for 11am.

There are Armistice Day ceremonies today (Wednesday) at St Mary’s Church, Lydney and at the clock and memorial in the centre of Coleford at 11am.

•For more photographs see this week’s Review.