Armistice Day is marked in Skegness with two minutes silence

Two minutes silence has been observed in Skegness to honour those who have lost their lives in conflict exactly 103 years after the end of the First World War.

Mayor of Skegness Coun Trevor Burnham lay a wreath at the memorial at St Matthew's Church during a ceremony attended by about 40 people, including town councillors.

At Skegness Grammar School, students who belong to local cadets services were invited to wear their uniforms for an Armistice Day service, held in the Sixth Form area.

Three short readings were given and the Last Post and Reveille played for the two-minute silence.

Armistice Day at the War Memorial at St Matthew's Church in Skegness. Photo: Barry Robinson

Last year's ceremonies were disrupted by the pandemic, with people encouraged to stay home and remember the fallen.

The end of World War One hostilities between Germany and the Allies was declared "on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" in 1918 and has traditionally been remembered every year since..

The traditional symbol of remembrance is the poppy, with people wearing pins and laying wreaths of them in tribute.

Three short readings were given ahead of the two-minute silence, when the Last Post and Reveille were played.

Armistice Day at the War Memorial at St Matthew's Church in Skegness. Photo: Barry Robinson

This year Remembrance Sunday - observed on the closest Sunday to Armistice Day - falls on November 14 and will see communities and members the Royal British Legion fall silent at 11am to remember the war dead.

For ceremonies near year and where to expect road closures, visit 'We will remember them': Remembrance Day ceremonies down your way

Spinning Tops Day Nursery and Pre-school went along to the Memorial in Skegness. Photo: Barry Robinson.
Mayor of Skegness Coun Trevor Burnham laying a wreath.
Councillors also joined the ceremony in Skegness.
Skegness Grammar students who are members of local cadets services wore their uniforms for the Armistice Day ceremony held at school. They are (from left, back to front) - Tom Capes Head Boy, William Read, Jack Parish, Kieran Tempest, Emilia Watson, Jude Hunton – Headmaster, Luca Burke, Ava Ladlow, Carmel Burke, Chloe Smith, Evee Atkin-Pagent – Head Girl, Marisa Truszkiewicz, Jaylea Nowicki, Vienna Page, Lottie Rook, Isabelle Balckmore, and Casey Burke,