PICTURE GALLERY: Doncaster falls silent on Armistice day to honour war dead

People of all ages across Doncaster fell silent on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month as the town paid its respects on Armistice Day.

Mayor Ros Jones and Civic Mayor Coun Paul Wray led the town’s tributes on the steps of the Mansion House while elsewhere across the borough, members of the public and ex-servicemen and women gathered last Wednesday to pay tribute to the nation’s war dead.

Tributes made to honour the war dead on Armistice day

Tributes made to honour the war dead on Armistice day

In Rossington, our photographer Lesley Pickersgill captured young children from Pheasant Bank Academy who were among pupils four local schools to take part in a commemorative service at the war memorial.

Poppy J Cerenko-Palmer was an Armistice Day baby. The suitably named tot arrived at 00.39 on November 11 to parents Alex and Lauren at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

Doncaster College level three photography students Chloe Holland, PJ Brown, Jamie Stewart, Jack Ponting, Louise Bailey, Victoria Milner and Susan Edson captured events in the town centre.

Armistice Day is commemorated every year on November 11 to mark the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany to mark the end of World War I at 11am on November 11, 1918 and follows Remembrance Sunday.