IN PICTURES: Hundreds gather to remember South Tyneside's fallen on Armistice Day

Hundreds of people gathered today as Armistice Day services were held across South Tyneside to honour those who died while serving their country.

A number of services were held to mark the occasion with civic dignitaries, veterans and their families, uniformed organisations and members of the community coming together for quiet reflection.

Some of the poppy memorials laid at the Mill Dam in South Shields.

Some of the poppy memorials laid at the Mill Dam in South Shields.

The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Coun Richard Porthouse and his wife Patricia, led tributes in Monkton Village with a parade from the Lord Nelson pub to the War Memorial for a service.

The Mayor laid a wreath alongside other organisations and individuals.

Armistice Day services were also held at St Stephen’s Church in Mile End Road, the Merchant Navy Memorial at Mill Dam and the War Memorial at West Park, all South Shields.

They followed several services and parades held across South Tyneside to mark Remembrance Sunday at the weekend.

Coun Porthouse said: “It was an honour to play a part in this year’s Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day services and pay my respects on behalf of local people.

“Once again, South Tyneside communities have shown their pride in those who have sacrificed so much for the peace and freedom we enjoy today, and have come together to salute those who are still in active service around the world.

“These occasions are a chance to remember not only those who fought and lost their lives in conflicts, but to remember the families they left behind. They should not, and will not, be forgotten.”