Remembrance Sunday services held on Merseyside

Liverpool remembrance
Image caption Remembrance services took place across Merseyside and Cheshire on Sunday

Hundreds of people have gathered at the Cenotaph on St George's Plateau for a Service of Remembrance in Liverpool.

The Band of The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment performed outside St George's Hall before the two minute silence was held at 11:00 GMT.

Liverpool's Lord Mayor said the service was an opportunity for everyone in the city to reflect on wars and conflicts.

The silence was also observed at the Cenotaph in Hamilton Square, Birkenhead.

Lives sacrificed

Wirral's civic leaders joined former servicemen and women for the service.

It was followed by a parade along Hamilton Street and along the north side of Hamilton Square, accompanied by the St John Plessington Catholic College Band.

Remembrance services took place across Merseyside and Cheshire on Sunday.

Liverpool's Lord Mayor, Councillor Frank Prendergast, said: "The city's Remembrance Service is always a special occasion, but this year marks the 70th anniversary of the May blitz in Liverpool so is more poignant than ever.

"The Remembrance Service is an opportunity for us to reflect on those men and women from the forces who have sacrificed their lives and also remember local men and women who have been killed during recent wars and conflicts."

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