Suffolk and Essex to fall silent for Armistice Day 2014 - 100 years on from outbreak of First World War

Remembrance Day service at the Moot Hall in Aldeburgh on Sunday

Remembrance Day service at the Moot Hall in Aldeburgh on Sunday - Credit: Archant

A series of services and two minutes’ silences were held across Suffolk and north Essex today to mark Armistice Day.

The Rev Michael Eden with Caroline Little and Stephen Barker, grandchildren of Spencer John Bent VC

The Rev Michael Eden with Caroline Little and Stephen Barker, grandchildren of Spencer John Bent VC MM, whose commemorative stone was unveiled by the new Memorial Clock dedicated in the Market Place - Credit: Archant

In Clacton a short service was held outside the town hall, in Station Road, at 11am.

Manningtree held a short parade stepping off at 10.40am ahead of a service at the town’s war memorial at 11am.

In Felixstowe, people gathered at 11am at the War Memorial on the seafront to mark Armistice Day.

In Woodbridge, the war memorial was rededicated at 10.50am, followed by a Remembrance Day service on Market Hill.

Remembrance at Framlingham College on Sunday

Remembrance at Framlingham College on Sunday - Credit: Archant

In Southwold, people gathered at the War Memorial at St Bartholomew’s Green at 11am for a two minute silence.

Schoolchildren were invited for an Armistice Day service at St Mary’s Church in Halesworth. The service, which is also open to the public, is to start at 10.30am.

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In Stowmarket, people are meeting at 10.50am in the Market Place for a short service and two minutes’ silence.

And in Framlingham, the town council and members of the public met on the Market Hill prior to 11am, where they gathered on the steps in front of the Guildhall and observe a two minutes silence.

Bright sunshine and a large crowd on the Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds for the annual Remembrance Da

Bright sunshine and a large crowd on the Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds for the annual Remembrance Day parade, service and wreath laying on Sunday - Credit: Archant

A short service of remembrance was held at the Cenotaph in Christchurch Park, Ipswich, with a two minute silence at 11am.

Meanwhile in west Suffolk, Sudbury mayor Robert Spivey and other local dignitaries gathered outside the town hall at 11am for the official two minutes silence.

In Bury St Edmunds at 11am, the town council held a Remembrance service at the war memorial on Angel Hill.

For more on Remembrance Day, see our webpage here

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