THOUSANDS have turned out to pay their respects to those who gave the lives in the two world wars and conflicts since at Remembrance Services across Worcestershire.

In Worcester, despite a cold and wet morning, hundreds came out and lined the streets for the traditional service at the war memorial at Worcester Cathedral.

The event began at 10am when representatives of the armed forces, emergency services, cadets, and dignitaries attended the service held in Worcester Cathedral.

Just before 11am, a service conducted by The Bishop of Worcester, Dr John Inge began at the memorial.

The Last Post and Reveille came before a two minutes' silence was observed by the hundreds in the crowd.

Wreaths were laid, before For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon was read, and people joined in the Lord's Prayer and National Anthem.

Throughout there was music from Worcester Cathedral choir, the Salvation Army Band, Worcester City Brass and Worcester Male Voice choir.

Following the service there was a large parade to the Guildhall.

After the event, Mayor of Worcester Councillor Steve Mackay told the Worcester News: "The service was excellent.

"People came out in the cold and rain - nothing of course compared to what soldiers faced in the world wars."

Worcester MP Robin Walker said: "It has been a brilliant turn out.

"Worcester always does these events well.

"For me it is always one of the proudest moments to be here as Worcester MP.

"The event shows the support people have for the Royal British Legion."

Parades and remembrance events were also held elsewhere in the city - including parades the 2nd Worcester Scout hut to St John's Church and from 8th Worcester Scout hut to Claines church. 5th Worcester Sea Scouts also held a service in Gheluvelt Park.

In Pershore a service was held at the Cross of Sacrifice in the cemetery, while a seperate Pershore School Armistice service was held on Friday.

There was service at the war memorial in Great Malvern Priory, and at the memorial in Evesham before a service of remembrance at All Saints' Church.

In Droitwich, residents turned out for a service at the Victoria Square memorial.