HUNDREDS gathered in Kendal town centre to pay respects to those we have lost.

On Saturday the Mayor of Kendal, accompanied by representatives from the Royal British Legion, led a moment of silence at the War Memorial in the Market Place.

Next to the War Memorial was a vehicle display by the Members of the Royal Vehicle Trust, raising money for the poppy appeal.

The appeal is an annual fundraiser for the Royal British Legion, a national network which supports the Armed Forces community.

Members of the Royal Vehicle Trust aim to preserve and conserve ex-military vehicles and to honour and respect the veterans who used the vehicles in past conflicts.

The Westmorland Gazette: Ex-military vehicles were on display on Saturday.Ex-military vehicles were on display on Saturday. (Image: Newsquest)Jonathan Holmes, of the Military Vehicle Trust, said: "The ceremony attracted a huge crowd, and there are quite a lot of people interested in the vehicles.

"We do get asked all sorts of unusual questions, with the most common being if you are allowed to drive them on the road and who owns them. These are all privately owned vehicles, so we take them to events and shows and enjoy having the vehicles and keeping our mechanical veterans alive."

On Sunday, commemorative wreaths were laid at four locations in Kendal including K Shoes, Gilkes, Romney Gardens and Market Place.

Following the ceremony there was a parade to the Parish Church for a service of remembrance.

On returning to the Town Hall, the salute from uniformed organisations was taken by the Mayor Councillor Julia Dunlop, the Deputy Lieutenant Sam Rayner, the MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale Tim Farron and the Chair of Westmorland & Furness Council Councillor Matt Severn.

Kendal Town Council Mayor Julia Dunlop said: "I was pleased to see so many people come together over the weekend to pay their respects and commemorate those who gave their lives to preserve our freedom."