Armistice Day: Silence falls across the Anglia region

People across the Anglia region mark Armistice Day with a two minute silence

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Thousands fall silent across the Anglia region to remember those who have fallen

Thousands of people across our region stopped and fell silent today to remember those who served and died in war.

Old and young alike gathered at services that were particularly poignant this year, 100 years since the start of WWI.

There were also reminders of how the Poppy Appeal continues to help those affected by more recent conflicts.

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Clacton pays its respects to the fallen on Armistice Day

More than 300 people gathered outside Clacton Town Hall earlier to mark Armistice Day.

People of all ages gathered outside the Town Hall in Clacton Credit: Tendring District Council

Tendring District Councillors, staff, school children and residents stood alongside members of the Royal British Legion.

They joined together as an act of remembrance and for a short service as well as a two minutes silence which was introduced by the Last Post at 11am and ended with Reveille.

Veterans stood outside the Town Hall Credit: Tendring District Council

Like many people around the country at 11am on the 11th of November it was a chance for us to think of those who have sacrificed everything in various conflicts around the world.

A chance to think about what they did for us so that we can have the lives we enjoy today.

– Cllr Guglielmi
Young people gathered to pay their respects Credit: Tendring District council

As was the case on Sunday this was the largest attendance for many years. It was fantastic to see the youngsters here.

– Dan Casey, President, British Legion, Clacton

School children in Northamptonshire mark Armistice Day

Children at Blisworth Primary School in Northamptonshire gathered earlier for their Armistice Day service of remembrance.

Blisworth Community Primary School Credit: ITV News Anglia

They have made a poppy memorial like the one at the Tower of London in preparation for today.

Poppies at Blisworth Community Primary School Credit: ITV News Anglia

The last post was played by one of the pupils and red balloons released by the Reception class.

Red balloons released by children Credit: ITV News Anglia


Town to honour First World War VC hero

Spencer John Bent

People in Stowmarket will gather today to pay tribute to those that lost their lives in the wars and to honour a man called Spencer John Bent who in the First World War was was awarded the Victoria Cross for four separate acts of gallantry.

Private Bent's heroics came during the famous Battle of Ypres. He was later wounded at the Somme but survived the war, eventually rising to the rank of Regimental Sergeant Major. He died in 1977, aged 86.

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