BOLTON fell silent outside the Town Hall yesterday to honour the servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Hundreds attended the service shortly before 11,which was led by the Vicar of Bolton, Rev. Canon Dr Chris Bracegirdle.

The service included brief speeches, a playing of the national anthem and a two-minute silence.

Some of those in attendance included the Bishop of Bolton, Mark Ashcroft, the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, Mark Adlestone, and the Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Hilary Fairclough.

A maroon rocket was used to signal the beginning and end of the silence.

Veterans organisations attended, lowering their standards during the silence.

216 (The Bolton Artillery) of the 103rd (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Regiment Royal Artillery were some of the representatives from the armed forces.

Members of the Bolton Sea Cadets from T.S. Dido were among many young people present, which included several local schools.

November 11 marks the end of the First World War, when the guns fell silent in 1918 after over four years of bloody and devastating fighting.

Towns and cities across the UK took part in a two-minute silence to honour the dead from the First World War and other wars and conflicts since.

Earlier last week, a special Remembrance concert attended by the Mayor featured a special tribute to Wanderers wartime hero, Harry Goslin.

Goslin played for Bolton between 1930 and 1939 before being killed in action in Italy in 1943.

On Sunday, communities packed out Remembrance Day services in Astley Bridge, Blackrod, Bromley Cross, Farnworth, Kearsley, Horwich, Little Lever and Westhoughton.

A Victoria Square service outside Bolton Town Hall also saw tributes.