When Milton Keynes fell silent in Remembrance the Armistice 100 in pictures

Young and old gathered alongside dignitaries at a special wreath laying ceremony to mark Armistice 100 at MK Rose in Campbell Park.

Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 10:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 12:01 pm
The ceremony was followed by a two-minute silence led by the Cenotaph Trust and a beacon lighting ceremony in the evening to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

The ceremony was followed by a two-minute silence led by the Cenotaph Trust and a beacon lighting ceremony in the evening to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. Here we bring you some of the most poignant pictures from the ceremony.

A short commemorative service was held from 6.45pm with choir and readings at the Milton Keynes Rose followed by lighting of the Campbell Park beacon and specially commissioned fire sculpture, coordinated by The Parks Trust at 7pm.
The event was hosted by the Parks Trust.
Julie Dawes, Events & Community Engagement Manager for The Parks Trust, said: This year marks 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War, and so across the country around 1,200 beacons, including ours in Campbell Park were lit as part of the Battles Over commemoration."
As a further tribute we commissioned a war horse fire sculpture to bring an atmospheric element to the commemorative event.
Silent Soldiers and Tommies were also placed around the city, standing as a tribute to the WW1 Centenary and those who lost their lives or have been affected by war.
Other communities and churches across Milton Keynes also took part in the national commemoration, Battles Over, with church bells Ringing out for Peace and beacons at Wolverton, Emberton, Olney, Campbell Park and Bow Brickhill.
MK Dons will mark the Armistice Centenary at Stadium MK on Saturday, November 17, ahead of the Sky Bet League Two clash with Macclesfield Town.
The Premier League, The FA, EFL and the PFA are joining forces under the banner of Football Remembers to mark the Armistice Centenary and Remembrance weekend.
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