THERE was a large gathering to mark Armistice Day in Worcester. 

People gathered around the war memorial in Worcester Cathedral grounds just before 11am for a short service, conducted by Canon Paul Tongue.

Wreaths were laid by Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Steve Mackay, before standards were lowered and the last post was played. The two minutes' silence was held at 11am. 

Following this, crowds joined in the Lord's Prayer and a singing of the National Anthem.

There was also a reading of John McCrae’s famous poem In Flanders Fields.

Armistice Day falls on November 11 marking the day in 1918 when the fighting in World War One was stopped.

A silence has been observed every year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, since 1919. 

Tomorrow is Remembrance Service, when there will be a service in Worcester Cathedral at 10am before laying of wreaths and another silence at 11am. 

A round up of Remembrance Sunday gatherings can be found here.