Armistice Day services in Morpeth

Officials and representatives at the Armistice Day service in Morpeth town centre. Picture by MorpethNewsTV.
Officials and representatives at the Armistice Day service in Morpeth town centre. Picture by MorpethNewsTV.
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A silence descended on the centre of Morpeth this morning as people of the town gathered to mark Armistice Day.

An address by the Rector of Morpeth, Rev Simon White, was followed by one from town Mayor Andrew Tebbutt and then a lone bugler played the Last Post.

Wreaths of poppies were laid at the war memorial outside County Hall this morning.

Wreaths of poppies were laid at the war memorial outside County Hall this morning.

Standards were lowered outside the Town Hall as those gathered remembered the fallen.

As well as Morpeth Town Council and the church parish, representatives of the Armed Forces, emergency services and the Royal British Legion participated in the Act of Remembrance.

In addition, a service and two-minute silence was held outside County Hall in Morpeth.

Accompanied by a Northumbrian piper, wreaths of poppies were laid at the war memorial.

Members of the public, councillors and Northumberland County Council staff, war veterans and representatives of the RAF, Royal British Legion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and RAF Boulmer were present.