HUNDREDS of people gathered together for solemn services of Remembrance across Bolton today. Cenotaphs were surrounded by veterans, soldiers, young cadets and members of the public to pay respects to those who served in wars over the years.

In Farnworth this morning, around 400 people attended the town's service, including the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Manchester, Alderman Noel Spencer, the area's councillors, cadets, members of the Scouting movement and representative of the serving forces and emergency services.

Among the participants was a serving Royal Marine, who wanted to share a special memory at the Remembrance service with his young son.

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He created a uniform for his son to wear on the day, made out of an old uniform he wore during his career in the military.

Wreaths now reside at the foot of the memorial, along with a poppy display.