People across Thanet have turned out this morning (November 11) to mark Remembrance Sunday and the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War.
Services have taken place and there will be a series of beacon lightings this evening.
In Ramsgate hundreds of people crammed into the St George’s Church grounds with many more on the pavement outside.
Cannon fire marked the start and finish of the silence held to mark the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
Despite the huge crowd of people young and old the only sounds during the silence were the wind and the cries of birds disturbed by the boom of the cannon.
People also gathered for a service at the Destiny statue in Albion Gardens this morning and at memorials across the isle.
Southeastern trains marked the 100th years since the end of the Great War with a special “Poppy Liveried” High Speed Javelin, unit 395018, which arrived at Ramsgate station this morning.
Formerly named “Mo Farah” it is now named “The Victory Javelin” and carries embellishments along the side of the coaches.
Isle schools also marked Remembrance at assemblies and services this week. Drapers Mills primary pupils created a 100 sign and Chatham and Clarendon grammar installed soldier silhouettes.
At Bromstone Primary School in Broadstairs every child created a poppy, placed them on the school field in the shape of a cross and then held their own service of remembrance at 11am on Friday.
At the Poppy Proms in the Park weekend celebration in Broadstairs a life-sized war horse was on show. The sculpture was made by children at schools including Bradstow School, which organised the event.
Sunday League football games also marked Remembrance and were able to start matches at 11.05am rather than 10.30am.