Crowds huddled together in honour of servicemen and women who died in conflicts around the world.

The Remembrance Sunday parade began outside the former BHS store in St Albans and proceeded to the war memorial near St Peter’s Church.

The service was led by the Rev Mark Dearnley, the vicar of St Peter’s Church.

St Albans Mayor Cllr Mohammad Iqbal Zia, dressed in his official robes and accompanied by his Macebearer, attended.

During the service prayers were said by various faith leaders, with a wreath of poppies made by The Herts Belles St Albans Women’s Institute to remember the fallen.

Dawn Golding, Treasurer of the Herts Belles St Albans Women’s Institute, said: “We created the giant wreath to honour the many service personnel who have died or been injured while serving in the forces.

"We all created poppies for the wreath using variety of materials, including wool, chiffon and felt. After Remembrance Day, the poppies will be sent off to be used in the ‘Curtain of Poppies’ community textile installation at Wonderwool Wales 2018.

"The 'Curtain of Poppies' is being created to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War and to commemorate everyone from the UK who died serving their country.”

Silence fell upon the streets of Sandridge, as the community gathered together outside St Leonard’s Church.

A two minutes silence was held on Sunday, followed by a reading of the names of soldiers from the village who died in the two world wars. People of all ages came together to remember the lives that were lost with a large turnout of 120 people

Wreaths were laid at the war memorial lych gate on behalf of the church, Sandridge School, local Scouts, the parish council, the local Women’s Institute and other groups. The act of remembrance was followed by a remembrance service inside the church.