HUNDREDS of people braved the biting wind and heavy hail showers to pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday in Cardigan.

Among those laying wreaths at the town’s war memorial were the Lord-Lieutenant of Dyfed Sara Edwards, Ceredigion County Council chairman Cllr Lynford Thomas, Ceredigion MP Ben Lake, Cardigan Mayor Cllr Richard Jones, the Royal British Legion and members of various other organisations from throughout the town.

The service was conducted by the Rev John Bennett, with the two-minute silence impeccably observed as those who attended paid their respects to all those who have died in conflicts throughout the world.

Remembrance Sunday Services took place across the area. At St Dogmaels, the service at the Memorial Hall was taken by Rev Richard Newall with readings by Cllrs Melrose Thomas and Jo Hutchings. The congregation then moved to the War Memorial for the Last Post, two minute silence, Reveille, laying of wreaths and the Roll of Honour, which was read by chairman of St Dogmaels Community Council, Cllr Jonathan Martin.

Following the service, which is organised by St Dogmaels Community Council, tea and cakes were served in the Memorial Hall by members of St Dogmaels WI. The Community Council wishes to thank everyone who attended, took part, and helped in the organisation for the day

Flight lieutenant (rtd) Katherine Rich, from Newcastle Emlyn, travelled to London to march with other servicemen and women to the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

She has lived in Newcastle Emlyn for 11 years and was selected by the Royal Air Force Association to represent its members and form part of the Remembrance Parade in London having spent 20 years in the RAF where she was a catering officer.