Hundreds turn out to Armistice Day service in Lincoln

  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite

Lincoln fell silent on November 11 to remember the nation’s war heroes, with hundreds attending a remembrance service at the High Street war memorial.

A special service and two minute silence was observed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – the moment in 1918 when guns fell silent along the Western Front.

The service saw military men and women, veterans and civic representatives join in prayer at the memorial, many laying poppy wreaths and remembrance crosses.

Veterans wearing their medals attended the service to honour the contributions of comrades and those lost at war.

David Metcalfe MBE who served for 37 years in the Territorial Reserve said: “When I joined the frontline was the iron curtain and if I was 18 I would do it again tomorrow.

“For me, Armistice Day means remembering old comrades. There was a huge turnout today which it great to see and it was very quiet too.”

Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite

Photo: Emily Norton for The Lincolnite

Also marking the day was a group of knitting enthusiasts, who decorated the city’s tank memorial on Tritton Road Roundabout with handmade poppies.

Photo: The Lincolnite

Photo: The Lincolnite

Throughout the week, people in Lincoln have been paying fitting tributes to the war dead. Schoolchildren played a part in a special remembrance service at Lincoln’s Bomber Command Memorial on Canwick Hill.

On Remembrance Sunday, people across Lincolnshire attended services in tribute to the country’s military contributions. Click here to view our gallery of the Remembrance Day parade in Lincoln.

The county’s RAF bases have also been paying their own remembrance tributes this week.

At RAF Coningsby, commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1, photographer Sgt Andy Benson captured several images using a poppy from the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London last year.

Photo: Andy Benson

Photo: Andy Benson

Photo: Andy Benson

Photo: Andy Benson

Photo: Andy Benson

Photo: Andy Benson

Photo: Andy Benson

Photo: Andy Benson