Fylde falls silent for Armistice Day

The Armistice was marked at Blackpool cenotaph on Friday morning with a gathering of veterans and public for a short service of remembrance

The Armistice was marked at Blackpool cenotaph on Friday morning with a gathering of veterans and public for a short service of remembrance

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THE Fylde coast stood still this morning as people stopped to remember the heroic actions of the country’s war dead.

Crowds gathered at the Cenotaph on Blackpool Promenade at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 2011 - 100 years since such symmetry last occurred.

The two minutes silence was impeccably observed as people across the resort paid their respects to the huge sacrifice made by soldiers killed during the two world wars of the last century.

Each year, an emotional service is held on Armistice Day - the date a contract was signed confirming the cessation of hostilities between the allies and Germany at the conclusion of the First World War.

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