VIDEO: Crowds gather in Barkers Pool for Armistice Service

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Sheffield fell silent as people paid their respects to the servicemen and women who gave their lives for their country.

Hundreds packed into Barker’s Pool in the city centre yesterday to watch the annual Armistice Day memorial service. From schoolchildren to veterans, all generations attended.

Members of the public gather in Sheffield at 11am to commemorate Armistice Day today November 11 2015.

Members of the public gather in Sheffield at 11am to commemorate Armistice Day today November 11 2015.

On parade were ex-service personnel together with representatives of uniformed organisations in the city. All were applauded by the crowd as they marched away after the service.

Sheffield Lord Mayor Coun Talib Hussain along with armed forces veterans laid wreaths at the war memorial.

Dave Barrott, aged 45, who served in the Gulf War, Northern Ireland and did two tours in Bosnia during his nine years with the Yorkshire Regiment, said: “I’ve come to remember my fallen comrades. It is important that we remember those that gave their lives for our freedom.”

Armistice Day Ceremony in Barkers Pool in Sheffield''Picture Dean Atkins

Armistice Day Ceremony in Barkers Pool in Sheffield''Picture Dean Atkins

Armistice Day Ceremony in Barkers Pool in Sheffield'Bryan Green lays the wreath during the ceremony'Picture Dean Atkins

Armistice Day Ceremony in Barkers Pool in Sheffield'Bryan Green lays the wreath during the ceremony'Picture Dean Atkins