Sheffield falls silent to honour Armistice Day

Armistice Day service at Barker's Pool outside the City Hall in Sheffield. Picture: Andrew Roe
Armistice Day service at Barker's Pool outside the City Hall in Sheffield. Picture: Andrew Roe
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Sheffield fell silent to pay its respects to the nation’s war heroes on Armistice Day.

School children, shoppers, military veterans and civic dignitaries gathered at Barker’s Pool in the city centre for the traditional two minute silence at 11am.

Christine Spencer, chairman of the Sheffield and Districts Joint Council of Ex-Service Association, coordinated the short service which included prayers led by Rev David Shaw, of Upper Chapel, Sheffield.

Christine said: “On November 11 we remember all servicemen who have given their lives so that we can live in freedom, including those from the First World War as well as those that have been in conflict since.”

“We must never forget.”