Thousands pay their respects on Armistice Day.

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People across Scarborough fell silent today as the country remembered Armistice Day.

People fell silent to pay their respects and a number wreaths were laid both at 
Oliver’s Mount and at sea.

144610c'Armistice Day at Alma Square'Mayor Pat Marsburg joins veterans to mark the end of WW1'Picture by Neil Silk'11/11/14

144610c'Armistice Day at Alma Square'Mayor Pat Marsburg joins veterans to mark the end of WW1'Picture by Neil Silk'11/11/14

John Anderson, president of the Royal British Legion in Scarborough, said: “It was exceptionally well attended at Oliver’s Mount and the weather was brilliant.

“We were really pleased with how everything went.”

Mr Anderson added that he thought the “100 year effect” – the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War One – had brought more people out this year.

Hundreds of people 
attended the final remembrance service at the lifeboat house, which will soon be demolished. Led by Rev Rosie Coles and Alan Courtney, it featured readings by deputy mayor Joe Plant and poet Tom Ward.

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144539'A poppy on the statue of Freddie Gilroy 'Picture by Neil Silk'09/11/14

The Last Post and Reveille were played by Bridlington trumpeter Rob Harvey.

And at 11am on Tuesday, two minutes’ silence were observed at Alma Square, where crosses are planted.

144610a 'Armistice Day at Alma Square'Mayor Pat Marsburg joins veterans to mark the end of WW1'Picture by Neil Silk'11/11/14

144610a 'Armistice Day at Alma Square'Mayor Pat Marsburg joins veterans to mark the end of WW1'Picture by Neil Silk'11/11/14