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Gallery: Peterborough marks Remembrance Day

A glimpse at how Peterborough marked Remembrance Day to honour those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

This year, the community was asked to stay home and honour the war dead in private ceremonies  as Peterborough's traditional Remembrance Sunday parade was cancelled. 

Two-minute silence was observed at 11 am, followed by an invitation-only wreath laying ceremony was held by the local authorities on Sunday morning, November 8, outside the Town Hall, after the public gathering was called off due to the lockdown restrictions.

Peterborough City Council, in conjunction with the Peterborough branch of the Royal British Legion and Peterborough Cathedral, drew up plans for the wreath-laying ceremony, followed by a ticket-only service at the Cathedral. This event was live-streamed through the council's YouTube and Facebook channels, as well as the Cathedral's Facebook page.

And those who want to pay a special tribute and lay a wreath can do so later that day or in the days following, to allow for social distancing at the memorial.