VIDEO: Armistice Day is marked in Bridlington

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Dreary weather did not stop the crowds from gathering at Bridlington’s War Memorial for Armistice Day this year.

The service, led by Regional Standard Bearer Barry Moody, marked the 95th anniversary since the end of World War One and the respectful crowd observed the two-minute silence at 11am.

Bridlington War Memorial.'Armistice Day Service.'NBFP PA1346-1a

Bridlington War Memorial.'Armistice Day Service.'NBFP PA1346-1a

Veterans, members of the public and Royal British Legion attended to pay their respects on the annual anniversary, which coincides with Remembrance Sunday.

Mr Moody said: “It was just a short commemoration gathering at the war memorial to mark when the Armistice was signed.

“In my opinion it was well attended by people who turned out on a very bad morning.

“In the afternoon I went up to Bridlington School and assisted with the Remembrance service.

“It is very good as it brought to attention what has been going on over the years to the younger generation.”

Children from Gable House Nursery, Wellington Road, Bridlington, were present at the ceremony and learned about the significance of the day, while students at Bridlington School held a Remembrance Day assembly.

Mr Moody attended the Remembrance Day service at Whitehall on Sunday 10 November in his capacity as Regional Standard Bearer.

He said in 2014 there will be a range of special events to mark 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.

David Standaloft, chairman of the Bridlington branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “This morning you just can’t fault people for turning out in that weather. It was freezing and there were people there standing around the war memorial – it was fantastic to see.”

Mr Standaloft thanked everyone who took part in the Remembrance and Armisitce Day services.