Community members and armed forces representatives turned out in droves to pay respects to those who gave their lives during the Great War.

Harrow fell silent on Sunday to mark one hundred years since the end of the First World War in a special parade and service led by the mayor, Councillor Kareema Marikar.

Families and ex-servicemen and women joined the mayor, the deputy lieutenant Simon Ovens, councillors and dignitaries to lay wreaths and take part in a two-minute silence held at 11am.

The annual parade left St Anns at 10am before heading to Harrow Civic Centre and war memorial.

Harrow MPs Bob Blackman and Gareth Thomas took part in a wreath laying and winning entries were made by schools involved in a Remembrance Day poetry competition. A beacon was later lit outside Harrow Arts Centre.

Cllr Marikar said: “When we remember those that died 100 years ago, we must also celebrate today that here in the UK those days are gone – and raise our voices to support peace and harmony among people from all backgrounds.”

Cllr Graham Henson, leader of the council, added the parade carried “poignance and meaning” for people in Harrow.

Photos by Dermot Carlin