Towns come to a standstill to remember the fallen

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Hundreds of people turned out to remember those who had lost their lives serving their country during conflicts over the years.

Events took place at War Memorials in Wallsend, North Shields, Benton and Whitley Bay on Sunday as the country stopped to remember the sacrifices made by servicemen and women over the years.

Remembrance service at Whitley Bay.'REF 1011133805

Remembrance service at Whitley Bay.'REF 1011133805

And a civic service of Remembrance was held on Monday at 11am at the Post-1945 Jigsaw Memorial at the White Swan Centre in Killingworth.

At all the events, residents joined ex and current service personnel, cadets, scouts, guides and dignitaries in a two-minute silence before wreaths were laid at each memorial.