CROWDS gathered at memorial services across the district to remember the fallen on Remembrance Sunday.

Services and parades took place as people remembered those who have taken part in conflicts around the world.

In Malton, hundreds of people turned out in the sunshine for the annual service at the town’s War Memorial to remember those who sacrificed their lives.

At 11am – to mark the time when the Armistice came into being at 11am on November 11, 1918 – the traditional two-minute silence was followed by the Last Post and Reveille played by a member of the Salvation Army.

In Thornton-le-Dale, the local Women's Institute and Friends created a display of over 1000 poppies on the Village Green, to mark Remembrance Week.

Pupils at Kirkbymoorside Primary School took part in the 'Passchendaele at Home' project.

Passchendaele at Home is a nationwide research-and-remember project inviting communities across the UK to discover and remember servicemen who were wounded whilst fighting at the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917 and who died of their wounds in the UK.

It is led by the Big Ideas Company and publicly funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

At Kirkbymoorside, Year Six pupils wrote diaries as if they were in the Passchendaele trenches, researched local servicemen, wrote Passchendaele poems and made Passchendaele wreaths which were laid at the War Memorial in Kirkby on Friday.

More in this Wednesday's Gazette & Herald.