and Highbridge fall silent for Armistice
Residents in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge took part in poignant
ceremonies to mark Armistice Day and commemorate the anniversary
of the end of World War One on Tuesday (November 11th).
traditional two-minute silence at 11am marked the time when hostilities
ended in 1918.
was observed in Burnham's Pier Street, pictured here, where
the town flag was lowered during a ceremony led by Reverend Graham
gathering was attended by Royal British Legion members and the
town's Mayor and Mayoress Martin and Arlene Cox, and residents.
The silence, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,
represents the moment when all guns stopped at the end of World
This year's ceremonies were particularly special due to the 100th
anniversary of the start of World War One and 70 years since the
War Memorial Trustees also held a service of remembrance besides
the town's Memorial Garden at Southwell House, conducted by local
Mayor Martin Cox with Cllr Neville Jones and Rev Graham Witts
during Monday's ceremony in Burnham to mark Armistice Day
crowd of residents took part in the two minute's silence by the