remembrancesundaydpoole2Islanders paid tribute to the fallen yesterday (Sunday) as ceremonies were held across the Isle of Wight on Remembrance Sunday, remembering those who have lost their lives protecting Queen and country.

A wreath laying ceremony took place in St Thomas’ Square, Newport with officials, residents and local organisations paying their respect alongside the crowds of locals who gathered around the memorial in the center of town. A parade leading from Drill Hall Road proceeded the ceremony.

A two-minute silence is to be held today at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month throughout the country.

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remembrancesundaydpooleMeanwhile in Ryde, a service was held at All Saints Church on Queens Road before a parade led down to Lind Street, where a ceremony was held at the town’s memorial, built into the Ryde Theatre building.

Other gatherings took place at memorials across the Island including Sandown, Shanklin and Lake which attracts hundreds of people each and every year.

Photographs by Daniel Poole

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