Towns and villages across the Helston and Lizard area are preparing to pay their respects this Sunday and Monday for the annual Remembrance events to honour the war dead and armed services.

Parades will be taking place this Remembrance Sunday, with many places then reconvening on Monday, Armistice Day itself, for a two-minute silence at 11am.

Helston's Remembrance Sunday Parade leaves Trengrouse Way car park at 10.30am, involving personnel from RNAS Culdrose. It will be joined by mayor John Martin and town councillors at The Guildhall, before continuing down Coinagehall Street to Grylls Monument, arriving for 10.45am.

A service will then take place at the town's adjacent garden of remembrance, including the placing of wreaths and a two-minute silence.

A civic service will be held on Sunday afternoon at the parish church of St Michael's, from 3pm.

The remembrance garden will also be the focus of the Armistice Day commemoration, when the mayor will be observing the two-minute silence at 11am.

A spokesperson for the town council said: "The mayor hopes that local businesses and shops, and the townspeople in general, will pay like tribute in response to the call to the nation to stand together in silence and reflect on the price of freedom."

In Porthleven, Sunday's parade will leave Porthleven Public Hall at 2.15pm to make its way to St Bartholomew's Church for a 2.30pm service of remembrance. This will be followed by a procession on to the war memorial in Peverell Terrace, for 3.15pm, where there will be a wreath laying ceremony.

There will also be an act of remembrance at the war memorial on Monday, Armistice Day itself, at 11am.

Wendron Church is holding a Remembrance Sunday service starting at10.15am, which will include a section at the war memorial at 11am.

At Mullion there will be a service of remembrance by the war memorial in the parish churchyard at 10.50am, followed by a service at 11am.

St Keverne’s parade will form at 10.40am on Sunday in Doctor’s Hill, before marching to the war memorial

in the square for a service and wreath laying.

The services in Mawgan on Remembrance Sunday are at 9.30am in the church and a short service at the War Memorial at 10.45am with the Rev Mike North.