Nation falls silent for Armistice Day; Two minutes silence

Millions of people across the UK fell silent at 11:00am today (Saturday 11th November) as the UK marks Armistice Day.

Events have been held around the country to mark the 99th anniversary of the end of World War One.

In Colchester, the National two minutes silence to commemorate Armistice Day was observed by the Mayor and Mayoress of Colchester, Cllrs. Gerard and Beverley Oxford.

Members of the council, civic dignitaries, The Royal British Legion, and Garrison representation also gathered at the Town Hall at 10.45 am.

At 11.00 am, a bugler from the band of The Parachute Regiment played the Last Post, and Reveille to mark the start and end of the silence.

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Armistice Day is a national holiday in certain countries such as France and Belgium.

The Remembrance Sunday service will be held at the War Memorial, outside the castle gates in Colchester from 10:45am on Sunday 12th November, 2017. Road closures are planned for areas of the town centre from 8:00am.

Photos by Kelvin Baker. Instagram: kelvinbaker

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