City falls silent to mark Remembrance Day

Manchester fell silent at 11am to mark Remembrance Day as crowds gathered in St Peter’s Square.

Hundreds of people stood in silence at the Cenotaph for two minutes as a mark of respect on Armistice Day.

The start and end of the silence were marked by two gunshots by a 105mm gun.

This year’s commemorations to remember those who died in wars involved the recently restored Big Ben striking 11 times.

The silence is held every year at 11:00 GMT on 11 November to mark the end of World War One in 1918.

St Peter’s Square was packed with people of all ages, including the construction staff currently working on the renovation of the Town Hall.

There will be services across the UK on Sunday, including one attended by the Royal Family at the Cenotaph – the first since the death of the Queen.

In Manchester services are being held at John Dalton Street and St Peter’s Square cenotaphs.  

Veterans and military personnel will be marching to short service which will be held before 11:00.

For more information on how the city will mark Remembrance Sunday click here.

For more details on how Manchester will mark Remembrance Sunday click here.

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