County pauses to honour the fallen

Members of the Elswick (Blyth) All Arms Association and members of the public at the War Memorial, Ridley Park, Blyth. Picture by John Tuttiett.
Members of the Elswick (Blyth) All Arms Association and members of the public at the War Memorial, Ridley Park, Blyth. Picture by John Tuttiett.

Communities around south east Northumberland paused this morning to honour the men and women who died for their country.

At 11am today (Friday), businesses, shops, and people took part in a two minutes silence to remember those who had died during the two world wars and more recent conflicts.

Maj Derek Fairbairn (Rtd) pauses to remember the fallen after laying a wreath at the First World War Memorial at Blyth. Picture by John Tuttiett.

Maj Derek Fairbairn (Rtd) pauses to remember the fallen after laying a wreath at the First World War Memorial at Blyth. Picture by John Tuttiett.

And as part of Armistice Day, services also took place at War Memorials in the county.

Dignitaries made up of council officials, retired servicemen, current servicemen and cadets laid wreaths at the memorials.