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Armistice Day: Nailsworth falls silent to honour those who lost their lives in conflict

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The nation has fallen silent to honour those who have lost their lives in conflict exactly 103 years after the end of the First World War.

From 11am, people across the Stroud district observed a two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day.

Remembrance in 2020 had been reduced by Covid rules with people encouraged to stay home and remember the fallen.

Crowds gathered at the Nailsworth War Memorial Clock Tower to pay their respects, with Reverand Caroline Bland leading prayers, RBL President Tim Godden and Nailsworth Town Mayor Mike Kelly laid wreaths and the Last Post was sounded by Captain Jonno Lawrence of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). Town crier Tony Evans also took part in the wreath-laying ceremony.

Each year, the two-minute silence marks the end of the four-year conflict in 1918 where an agreement between Germany and the Allies was made “on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”.

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