Armistice 100: Thousands turn out for Remembrance Sunday memorials

Hartlepool fell silent at 11am to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Sunday, 11th November 2018, 3:01 pm
Updated Monday, 12th November 2018, 7:54 pm
Youngsters at the Remembrance Sunday service at the Victory Square War Memorial in Hartlepool

Thousands of people attended Remembrance services across Hartlepool and East Durham to commemorate 100 years since the signing of the Armistice which brought an end to the First World War.

In Hartlepool, Remembrance services were held at the war memorial in Victory Square in Hartlepool and at the Headland War Memorial in Redheugh Gardens.

Youngsters at the Remembrance Sunday service at the Victory Square War Memorial in Hartlepool

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The Victory Square service was conducted by the Civic Chaplain, the Reverend Norman Shave, of Stranton Church, and attended by the Mayor of Hartlepool, Coun Allan Barclay, who is also the council’s armed forces champion.

Also in attendance was the leader of Hartlepool Borough Council, Coun Christopher Akers-Belcher, Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham Sir Ron Norman, the High Sheriff of County Durham Dr Stephen Cronin, and Hartlepool MP Mike Hill.

A parade marched from the Market Square to the war memorial and afterwards there was a march past and a salute.

The civic delegation at the service.

The Headland service was conducted by the Reverend Verity Brown of St Hilda’s Church and attended by the Deputy Mayor of Hartlepool Councillor Rob Cook and Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham Alistair Arkley.

A parade - led by the Boys Brigade Band - left Church Walk and proceeded to the Headland War Memorial along Prissick Street and Cliff Terrace.

Following the service, the parade reformed for a march past and salute at the memorial.

Services were also held across East Durham including in Peterlee and Horden.

The Remembrance Sunday parade

Peterlee paid its respects to the fallen with a parade and a Remembrance Sunday church service.

In Horden, the Remembrance Sunday parade marched from Horden Social Welfare Centre for the service at Horden Memorial Park.

The crowds at the parade and service.
The Rev Norman Shave le4ads the Remembrance Sunday service.
(Left to right) Ian Crawley, Dave Hunter, Jamie Horton and Anth Frain give a helping hand at the Poppy Crosses event at Victory Square. Picture by FRANK REID