People turned out across South Tyneside to pay their respects.

11 pictures from a day of reflection as tributes are paid across South Tyneside for Armistice Day

Communities across the nation held a two minute silence and paid tribute to the nation’s war heroes in honour of Armistice Day.

In South Tyneside, a memorial service began at the Mission to Seafarers in Mill Dam where the Captain of the Arcadia cruise ship, Ashley Cook, crossed the Tyne from where the vessel is berthed on the north bank of the river to present The Mission to Seafarers’ Ian Smith with a memorial service plaque.

A service was held at the Merchant Navy Memorial.

It was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 that the armistice between the Allied forces and Germany was signed.

Here is a picture special as the service took place in South Shields on Thursday, November 11 2021.

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