Remembrance over the years asÂ Doncaster stays silent to honour its fallen
Doncaster always remembers, and this year, as a multitude of events take place to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, we cast a glance at remembrance services from years gone by in the borough.
Parades and services take place each yearÂ throughout the borough, but centrally, there isÂ focal activity involving the Mansion House, the war memorial in Bennetthorpe and an annual parade to Doncaster Minster.
The Minster has been the venue for many Festivals of Remembrance.
In one photograph here from 2008, Doncaster's hero soldier, Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson, is seen laying a wreath at the cenotaph in Doncaster on Remembrance Sunday, 2008.
Ben suffered more than 40 injuries and was not expected to survive when his vehicle detonated a landmine in 2006.
Along with brain damage that affected his memory and his speech, he broke his back in four places, his pelvis, and he shattered his chest and arm.
He broke all hisÂ ribs, his spleen was ruptured and his legs were so badly damaged that surgeons had to remove both above the knee.Â Â Â
Since then Â Ben has done numerous parachute jumps as well as fundraising expeditions all over the world, thatÂ enabled him to raise around Â£1million to help other soldiers with life-changing injuries through the charity Pilgrim Bandits, ofÂ which he is Â ambassador.
In 2012, he carried the Olympic flame through Doncaster on prosthetic legs for nearly half an hour, with little assistance.
Further photographs depict scenes from 1998 at Doncaster'sÂ war memorial, a 2002 remembrance paradeÂ along Bennetthorpe, and Â the playing of The Last Post around 17 years after WW1 ended, but just four before World War Two began.
AÂ serviceÂ outside the Mansion House in 2006.'‹'‹'‹'‹completes.'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹