West Dorset will honour and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Remembrance Sunday services are being held today and it will be the first time they will be held since 2019 due to the pandemic.

Bridport’s event starts with a parade.

Accompanied by the Wessex Military Band, the parade will move off from East Street around 10.40am.

Mayor Ian Bark will then lay a wreath as part of the ceremony and observance of the traditional two minute silence at the war memorial.

This will be followed by the Service of Remembrance outside St Mary’s Church.

Organisers are encouraging people to wear a mask and by maintaining as safe a distance as possible. The parade will not return up South Street this year.

Town centre road closures will be in place from 10.30am until 1pm. People are asked not to park in the area of St Mary’s Church after 8am.

Beaminster's service is in the afternoon - the parade will move off from the fire station at 2.30pm led by the Royal Navy Volunteer Band from Yeovilton, and go to St Mary's Church for the Service of Remembrance.

Tony Greenham from the local RBL branch will read out the names of the fallen and will be proudly wearing his British Empire Medal (BEM) received last year for services to the community.

A number of church services will be taking place in local villages including Burton Bradstock (St Mary the Virgin).

In Lyme Regis, a parade will leave Langmoor Gardens at 10.30am on Sunday, and local organisations are invited to join the procession.

The parade will proceed along Bridge Street and Church Street, before assembling in Monmouth Street facing the war memorial.

Due to the ongoing concerns over Covid-19, there will not be a church service.