Carrickfergus falls silent on eleventh hour in remembrance

Sisters Amelia and Charlotte Everitt at the Service of Remembrance in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-015-PSB
Sisters Amelia and Charlotte Everitt at the Service of Remembrance in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-015-PSB

Mid and East Antrim Council joined in the lighting of beacons across the UK to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice.

A beacon was lit at Castle Green, Carrickfergus, on Sunday evening, following a day of remembrance in towns and villages throughout the borough.

Ivan Reid and Harry Sharkey laid a wreath on behalf of the All Arms Veterans during the Sevice of Remembrance in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-014-PSB

Ivan Reid and Harry Sharkey laid a wreath on behalf of the All Arms Veterans during the Sevice of Remembrance in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-014-PSB

There were over 1,000 Beacons of Light across the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, symbolising an end to the darkness of war and a return to the light of peace.

At Carrickfertgus, Tribute to the Millions was read and the Last Post played before the lighting of the beacon.

Earlier, remembrance services were held in Carrickfergus and Larne, with ceremonies in Whitehead, Glynn, and Ballycarry too.

There was added poignancy this year with Remembrance Sunday falling on November 11, the date WW1 ended in 1918, with solemn tributes to the fallen of the Great War, Second World War and other theatres of conflict observed at the eleventh hour.

Members of the Irish Guards laying wreaths at the Cenotaph in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-013-PSB

Members of the Irish Guards laying wreaths at the Cenotaph in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-013-PSB

In Larne, a parade from the Royal British Legion premises at Point Street was followed by a service and wreath-laying at the War Memorial and then on Larne Methodist Church.

Uniformed organisations joined veterans and serving personnel in Carrickfergus too for a parade and service at the town’s War Memorial.

Whitehead also fell silent at the eleventh hour where members of the community gathered at the town’s War Memorial.

The community of Glynn paid tribute in the afternoon with a parade from Glenvale Park for a service at the War Memorial.

A member of the Royal Air Force lays a wreath during the Service of Remembrance in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-012-PSB

A member of the Royal Air Force lays a wreath during the Service of Remembrance in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-012-PSB

In Ballycarry, a service and wreath laying took place at the Village War Memorial on Friday evening.

This was followed by a slideshow in Ballycarry Community Centre.

Laying a wreath on behalf of the Royal Navy at the Cenotaph in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-011-PSB

Laying a wreath on behalf of the Royal Navy at the Cenotaph in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-011-PSB

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Cllr Lindsay Millar, with council chief executive, Anne Donaghy, laying a wreath during the Service of Remembrance in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-010-PSB

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Cllr Lindsay Millar, with council chief executive, Anne Donaghy, laying a wreath during the Service of Remembrance in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-010-PSB

Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Co. Antrim, Mr Hugh Edward Montgomery lays a wreath at the Cenotaph in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-009-PSB

Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Co. Antrim, Mr Hugh Edward Montgomery lays a wreath at the Cenotaph in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-009-PSB

Standard bearers join the silent tribute at the Cenotaph in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-008-PSB

Standard bearers join the silent tribute at the Cenotaph in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-008-PSB

The Pride of Raven Flute Band leading the Remembrance Sunday parade in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-003-PSB

The Pride of Raven Flute Band leading the Remembrance Sunday parade in Carrickfergus. INCT 46-003-PSB