Two minute silence observed across the Fens and East Cambridgeshire

steve barclay remembrance

STEVE BARCLAY MP: "On behalf of my constituents I attended the Speakers Constituency Garden of Remembrance, to ensure those men and women of North East Cambridgeshire who bravely sacrificed everything in service of our country were remembered in Parliament". - Credit: STEVE BARCLAY

It is the most poignant of events in the calendar – Armistice Day. 

It was on this day, in November 1918, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month that agreement was reached to end the First World War.  

March remembers

March remembers - Credit: Dave Humphrey

March remembers

March remembers - Credit: Dave Humphrey

March remembers

March remembers - Credit: Dave Humphrey

March remembers

March remembers - Credit: Dave Humphrey

March remembers

March remembers - Credit: Dave Humphrey

It has become the first day when we remember not only those who died in that horrific conflict, but in others that followed. 

March remembers

March remembers - Credit: Dave Humphrey


March remembers

March remembers - Credit: Dave Humphrey


March remembers

March remembers - Credit: Dave Humphrey

March remembers

March remembers - Credit: Dave Humphrey

March remembers

March remembers - Credit: Dave Humphrey

Locally it was observed with traditional reverence at war memorials across Cambridgeshire.  

Ely remembers

Ely remembers - Credit: Mike Rouse

Ely remembers

Ely remembers - Credit: Mike Rouse

Ely remembers

Ely remembers - Credit: Mike Rouse

Ely remembers

Ely remembers - Credit: Mike Rouse


Ely remembers

Ely remembers - Credit: Mike Rouse

Ely remembers

Ely remembers - Credit: Mike Rouse

Ely remembers

Ely remembers - Credit: Mike Rouse

Others, such as our emergency services, took time out to pause and observe the silence.  

steve barclay remembrance

STEVE BARCLAY MP: "On behalf of my constituents I attended the Speakers Constituency Garden of Remembrance, to ensure those men and women of North East Cambridgeshire who bravely sacrificed everything in service of our country were remembered in Parliament." - Credit: STEVE BARCLAY


Many office and shop workers, too, stood still to join the two-minute silence.

Wisbech remembers

Wisbech remembers - Credit: Ian Carter

Wisbech remembers

Wisbech remembers - Credit: Ian Carter

Wisbech remembers

Wisbech remembers - Credit: Ian Carter


Wisbech remembers

Wisbech remembers - Credit: Ian Carter

Wisbech remembers

Wisbech remembers - Credit: Ian Carter

Here are photos from Whittlesey, Wisbech, March and Ely.  

Whittlesey remembers

Whittlesey remembers - Credit: Michael Robinett


Whittlesey remembers

Whittlesey remembers - Credit: Michael Robinett


Whittlesey remembers

Whittlesey remembers - Credit: Michael Robinett

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Photos from Chatteris  (where a special memorial was unveiled) follow. 

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