HUNDREDS of people across the Stourbridge area turned out to remember the fallen at Remembrance Services on Sunday.

In Lye – around 200 turned up to the annual Remembrance Sunday service outside Christ Church which was followed by a procession through the High Street.

Stourbridge MP Margot James and Cradley and Wollescote councillor Tim Crumpton were among the political representatives paying their respects at the event which was also attended by Scouts, Guides and Brownies from the area.

Cllr Crumpton said: “We had a very good turnout. I’d like to thank everybody involved.”

There was also a good turnout at Quarry Bank where ex-servicemen marched from Christ Church to Stevens Park where a service of Remembrance was held in the peace garden.

Eric Homer, of Quarry Bank Royal British Legion, said: “It went really, really well. We had a really good turnout. Around 200 people turned out including the Scouts, Brownies, Rainbows and Guides.”

He said money coined in during this year’s Poppy Appeal was still being collected in but added: “We shall certainly match last year’s amount. People are so generous – they always have been.”

Around 400 people attended the Kingswinford Remembrance event which featured a large parade from the legion HQ at Summerhill to St Mary’s Church, Kingswinford.

Veterans were joined by Scouts, Guides and Air Cadets, and students from Summerhill School and The Kingswinford School, as they marched behind the Wolverhampton Drum and Pipe Band which has led the parade for the last 45 years.

Kingswinford Royal British Legion branch secretary Fred Gorman said: “One of their members John Hodson has been on every one of those parades.”

He said the legion presented a certificate to the band and Mr Hodson after the parade which he said “went very well”.

Meanwhile thousands turned out for the big Remembrance service in Mary Stevens Park.

Chris Peace, chairman of Stourbridge Royal British Legion, said: “We had over 2,000 programmes printed and we ran out.”

Stourbridge MP Margot James was among around 3,000 people who paid their respects at the event which included a parade to the cenotaph, a two-minute silence, a service and wreath-laying ceremony.

Mr Peace added: “It went off beautifully.”

In Wordsley - ward councillors Paul Brothwood and Kerry Lewis stopped the traffic in the High Street to ensure the Remembrance event went off peacefully and Cllr Brothwood said: “Residents were very supportive, it was emotional and a very well run service.”