RESIDENTS are set to gather across the district to pay respects to brave soldiers on Remembrance Sunday.

Silences, parades and village readings will take place to remember those who fought and died at war.

A wreath laying ceremony will take place at the war memorial in Maldon High Street at 10.30am on Sunday.

Wing Commander Glen Mayes, Parade Marshal, will be gathering veterans, cadets, members of the emergency services, volunteers and school children in front of the memorial at 10.15am.

Burnham’s annual war memorial service and call to worship will be held at the town’s war memorial at 10.50am.

Heybridge Parish Council will be hosting another parade which will begin at Plantation Hall at 10.40am on Sunday.

The parade will end up at Heybridge Cemetery, where there will be a service and laying of the wreaths.

The group will then be parading back to Plantation Hall where refreshments will be served.

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome will hold its annual service and wreath laying ceremony at 2pm.

The site in Hackmans Lane, Purleigh, will be open from 11am and dignitaries and cadets will take part in a parade.

Weather permitting, a poppy drop will also take place.

Little Totham will be holding its first remembrance service at the Tommy War Memorial on the common at 10.45am.

The village unveiled the war memorial in June which consists of three steel Tommy statues.

Little Totham Parish Council said: “The village is looking forward to holding its first remembrance service on November 10.

“As a lead up to the remembrance, the other village Tommy has been placed in the front gardens of villagers and continues to move to various locations in the village to bring to life the principle of ‘There But Not There’.

“He will finish his journey at All Saints Church.

“Little Totham will never forget.”

A two-minute silence will also be observed at Hythe Quay, Maldon, and at the war memorial at Burnham at 11am on Monday.

People are urged to arrive by 10.45am.