A SERVICE and blessing took place in the Garden of Remembrance at Woodvale Crematorium this morning.

The mayor, veterans and members of the armed forces gathered at 11am to pay their respects to those who have died in the two world wars and conflicts since.

Dozens of Remembrance Day services are being held across the county this weekend and on Armistice Day.

In Brighton on Sunday, a service will be held at 9am by the Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial in Regency Square.

At 11am a parade will depart from Madeira Drive towards the Old Steine War Memorial for a service and wreath-laying ceremony.

On Monday there will be a two-minute silence at 11am attended by the deputy mayor at the war memorial in Old Steine.

In Hove, there will be a service at the war memorial in Grand Avenue, Hove, and a wreath-laying ceremony at 2.30pm on Sunday. It replaces part of the traditional service at All Saints Church, The Drive.

At Hove Cemetery, Old Shoreham Road, a short wreath-laying ceremony will take place first at the North Gate Memorial at 11am, followed by the same ceremony at the South Gate Memorial.

At 4.30pm the Brighton and Hove branch of the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women will hold a service at the Hove Hebrew Congregation Synagogue in Holland Road.