VIDEO: West Norfolk communities honour the Fallen on Armistice Day

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Schools and workplaces, towns and villages fell silent this week as West Norfolk paused to reflect on the sacrifices made by its servicemen in the two World Wars and more recent conflicts.

Following the Remembrance Sunday services at the weekend, hundreds observed a two-minutes’ silence on Wednesday morning to mark Armistice Day.

Remembrance Service at Swaffham War Memorial for the 11.11.11'Pupils from Sacred Heart School Swaffham, placing wood crosses at the event ANL-151111-155332009

Remembrance Service at Swaffham War Memorial for the 11.11.11'Pupils from Sacred Heart School Swaffham, placing wood crosses at the event ANL-151111-155332009

In Lynn, the tribute was led by borough mayor Colin Manning, who was joined by dozens of people in the Vancouver Quarter to mark the moment the guns fell silent to end the First World War exactly 97 years ago.

Elsewhere, many schools paid their own tributes, with legion officials and personnel from RAF Marham joining pupils and staff of the Springwood High School for their service.

And, in Swaffham, pupils of the Sacred Heart School gathered around the town’s war memorial to pay their own respects.

For many, however, this time of the year is most keenly felt in the impact of war on their own lives and those of their loved ones.

And Scotty’s Little Soldiers founder Nikki Scott, whose husband Lee was killed in Afghanistan in 2009, used the power of social media to get the message across.

She wrote on Twitter: “Remember Lee and all our fallen heroes.”

Remembrance Service at Swaffham War Memorial for the 11.11.11'Former pupil at the Sacred Heart School, Timothy Pennington playing at the service. ANL-151111-155514009

Remembrance Service at Swaffham War Memorial for the 11.11.11'Former pupil at the Sacred Heart School, Timothy Pennington playing at the service. ANL-151111-155514009

Students at Springwood High School hold a Remembrance Service to mark Armistice Day. Head teacher Andy Johnson lays a wreath. ANL-151111-134628009

Students at Springwood High School hold a Remembrance Service to mark Armistice Day. Head teacher Andy Johnson lays a wreath. ANL-151111-134628009

Students at Springwood High School hold a Remembrance Service to mark Armistice Day. Gerry Tann from the Royal British Legion with officers from RAF Marham ANL-151111-134553009

Students at Springwood High School hold a Remembrance Service to mark Armistice Day. Gerry Tann from the Royal British Legion with officers from RAF Marham ANL-151111-134553009