People pay their respects during the 11.11.11 service on the Square.

Photos: People gather in Harborough town centre to commemorate Remembrance Day

Here are some photos of the commemorations, taken by Andrew Carpenter

By Photos by Andrew Carpenter
Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 12:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 12:06 pm

People gathered in Harborough town centre today (Wednesday) to commemorate Remembrance Day.

A maroon, a special rocket, was fired in the Memorial Gardens on The Square to mark the start of the national two-minute silence at 11am.

The time and date are both powerfully symbolic as that’s when the armistice to end the First World War was declared at 11am on November 11, 1918 after four years of warfare.

Some 254 servicemen from Market Harborough were killed serving their king and country in the Great War and 72 people lost their lives in the Second World War.

Here are some photos of the commemorations, taken by Andrew Carpenter.

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