Umbrellas were held aloft as well as standards as Bridport fell silent to remember the war dead.

But despite the rain there was a good turnout for the parade and service this morning.

The event was organised by Bridport Town Council, Parade Commander Brigadier John Dean, Bridport Team Ministry and a range of forces, community groups, and volunteers.

It started with a parade through the town centre followed by the Service of Remembrance outside St Mary's Church in South Street.

Cllr Dave Bolwell, The Mayor of Bridport gave a speech to the crowds, reflecting that ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and Palestine are a reminder that peace "must not be taken for granted".

Speaking after the event, Cllr Bolwell said: "I was extremely proud to be part of the traditional Remembrance parade through Bridport, my first as Mayor and also the first occasion that I have worn the full Civic Regalia in public.

"My fears of a damp Sunday were realised but the people of Bridport still came out in great numbers to see and be part of this visual and spiritual reminder of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country.

"The ceremony was, as always, well managed and executed with military precision due to the directions of the Parade Commander Brigadier John Dean to whom we owe our gratitude.

"I would also like to thank all of the Town Council staff and the numerous volunteers and organisations who helped and took part in the ceremony.

"It was, not only a great success, but also an example of the strength of our community in Bridport and I would like to give my thanks to everyone who turned out on the day."