JOINING communities across the country in remembrance, Gloucestershire paused on Sunday to reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Hundreds of ex-servicemen, councillors, scouts, guides and others took part in parades and attended services for Remembrance Sunday.

In Dursley, a dedicated team of volunteers spent the last 12 months crocheting poppies to spread across the town in the build-up to the day.

Their creations joined the many decorated shop windows of businesses 99 years to the day from the end of the First World War.

Members of Wotton Silver Band could be seen taking part in the morning's parade in Wotton-under-Edge before heading down the road to join the hundreds forming the parade in Dursley.

In Berkeley, a civic Remembrance service was held at St Mary's Church, offering a chance for the town's residents to reflect on the contributions of the millions involved in wars since the beginning of the First World War.

Villages including Cam, Stinchcombe, North Nibley, Kingswood and Uley also held events of their own.