VETERANS and residents are being invited to join services marking Remembrance Sunday.

Parades and services will take place thorough the whole district, from Clacton to Harwich and Manningtree.

The annual parade in Clacton will begin from the Town Hall at 10.25am led by the Colchester Scout Band.

Dignitaries will take a salute before the procession goes through the Town Square and down to the seafront.

Dan Land, Tendring Council chairman invited people to take part in the parade and remembrance events.

He said: “We must remember those who have given their lives in conflicts.

“By coming together and observing this act of remembrance we draw upon our history, in the hope of not repeating the conflict experienced then in our future.”

The Parade of Standards will start at 10.45am from South Street, Manningtree High street down to the Manningtree War Memorial on Sunday, November 10.

There, the official service will begin at 11am.

People are asked to dress formally and wear medals, while ex-servicemen and women may wear their unit headdress.

In historic Harwich, poppy reefs will be laid out at 10am at the Merchant Navy Memorial in Harwich Quay, from where a minibus will take people to Minesweepers Memorial, in Fronks Road, as well as at the Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Catholic Church, in Fronks Road.

Activities at the Dovercourt Cross, Main Road will start at 11am.

The Remembrance Day civic service will start at 3pm at St Nicholas Church, in Church Street, Harwich.

Harwich Bell ringers will be ringing all eight bells of the church before the service from 2.15pm until the service starts.

For Remembrance Day only the bell ringers have amended the bells to have a more subtle, echoing sound.