Town’s silent tribute to borough’s war dead

Armistice Day
Armistice Day

DONCASTER fell silent in tribute this morning to mark Armistice Day.

Civic leaders, representatives of the Armed Forces and members of the public took part in a two minute silence outside the Mansion House.

The annual event started at 11am, mirroring the time the guns fell silent along the western front to signal the end of the First World War in 1918.

Tributes were also paid in Mexborough High Street.

Pupils from Balby Carr College staged their own service at the school and Sainsburys in Edenthorpe also observed a two minute silence.

On Remembrance Sunday a short service, starting at 10.50am will be held at the war memorial in Bennetthorpe before a two minute silence. There will then be the annual parade to Doncaster Minster for a church service. Mayor Peter Davies and his civic counterpart, Coun Eva Hughes along with senior Forces personnel will lead Sunday’s tributes.

On Saturday there will also be a Festival of Remembrance at the minster. Admission is £4 per person and is free for children under 12. For more details call the council on 01302 736000.