These were the scenes in Blackpool as the town joined forces with Marie Curie to remember those we have lost over the past year. (All pictures by DAN MARTINO)
Parts of the UK’s skyline lit up in remembrance of the lives lost in the past year as thousands reflected on the anniversary of the first national lockdown.
More than 300 organisations, community groups and charities took part in a minute’s silence at noon on Tuesday in remembrance of those who have died during the Covid-19 crisis as part of a national day of reflection.
The event, organised by the end-of-life charity Marie Curie, also encouraged people to stand on their doorsteps at 8pm with their phones, candles and torches to signify a “beacon of remembrance”.
In the capital, Trafalgar Square, the London Eye and Wembley Stadium were among landmarks that lit up yellow at nightfall to mark the occasion.