THE PIPES and drums of the Rose and Thistle Band signalled the start of Holybourne’s Remembrance Service on Saturday.

Crowds returned after last year’s Covid-19 restrictions and the band was double the size of previous years.

Organiser Major (Retired) Adrian Stratta said: “This is what Remembrance is all about; never forgetting the sacrifice of those before, giving their today for our tomorrow.

“It was heartening to see so many children laying wreaths from the Scouts, cadets and schools.”