Scarborough pays tribute to war heroes

Remembrance Sunday at Oliver's Mount. Above Scarborough remembers its fallen. Below, MP Robert Goodwill, Mayor Helen Mallory and John Anderson, of the British Legion, prepare to lay their wreaths. Bottom, crowds gather for the service.
Remembrance Sunday at Oliver's Mount. Above Scarborough remembers its fallen. Below, MP Robert Goodwill, Mayor Helen Mallory and John Anderson, of the British Legion, prepare to lay their wreaths. Bottom, crowds gather for the service.

Scarborough fell silent yesterday morning as hundreds gathered to show their respect for servicemen and women past and present.

The annual Remembrance Day service at Oliver’s Mount saw two minute’s silence observed by the young and old at 11am.

Remembrance Sunday at Olivers Mount'MP Robert Goodwill,Mayor Helen Mallory and John Anderson of the British Legion prepare to lay their wreaths'Picture by Neil Silk 124558j'11/11/12

Remembrance Sunday at Olivers Mount'MP Robert Goodwill,Mayor Helen Mallory and John Anderson of the British Legion prepare to lay their wreaths'Picture by Neil Silk 124558j'11/11/12

Wreaths were laid by the Royal British Legion, Scarborough MP Robert Goodwill and the town’s mayor Helen Mallory.

Various branches of the Armed Services, military organisations, the police, fire service and individuals also paid tribute.

Queen Street Methodist Church staged a service which featured a blessing of the standards and wreaths, and a ceremony of the poppies, and was followed by a parade to the lifeboat house.

The service continued at the lifeboat house where the two-minute silence was observed on the West Pier at 11am.

Remembrance Sunday at Olivers Mount'The service under way in the sunshine'Picture by Neil Silk 124558e'11/11/12

Remembrance Sunday at Olivers Mount'The service under way in the sunshine'Picture by Neil Silk 124558e'11/11/12

The wreaths were then taken on board a boat by the wreath carriers before being laid at sea.

In Filey a Service of Remembrance at St Oswald’s Church took place followed by a procession to the Murray Street war memorial.

The services were among thousands held up and down the country yesterday to remember the millions of war heroes who have lost their lives in conflicts.