Poppy wreaths on the steps of the War Memorial on St Peter’s Square on Remembrance Sunday. Credit: Manchester World.

Remembrance Sunday Manchester photos: city pauses for poignant two-minute silence and service

Here’s how Manchester marked Remembrance Sunday 2022.

Hundreds gathered in St. Peter’s Square in Manchester today for the annual Remembrance Sunday service, honouring men and women who lost their lives while serving their country.

The commemoration falls on the nearest Sunday to 11 November – the anniversary of the end of World War I, also known as Armistice Day.

The sun shone as veterans, serving military personnel and local dignitaries took part in the moving ceremony, which involved a short parade from John Dalton Street to the war memorial. Members of the public, who had also come to pay their respect, filled St Peter’s Square, with some stood on the Metrolink platform to get a better a view of the proceedings.

The Rt Reverend Mark Davies, Bishop of Middleton, invited members of all major faiths to lead prayers and readings on behalf of their communities, as well as Archbishop Doye Agame, who spoke on behalf of the African and Carribeean comminties.

A two-minute silence was also observed, marked at the start and finish by a shot of a 105mm light gun, and a bugle player from the combined Lanchashire Artillery Volunteers and Greater Manchester Police band sounded the Last Post. The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester and the Lord Mayor of Manchester laid down symbolic poppy wreaths, along with representatives of several British Army regiments, the Royal British Legion and the emergency services.

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