Soldiers, veterans, politicians and people across the borough came together to remember those who lost their lives in battle.

A two-minute silence was held at 11am to commemorate those who died during two world wars and later conflicts on Remembrance Sunday yesterday – and the country fell silent again at 11am today.

Large crowds gathered around Hendon War Memorial during one of the services in Barnet, where wreaths were laid.

Cllr Caroline Stock, the Mayor of Barnet, laid a wreath at the foot of the memorial on behalf of the borough.

Councillors, ex-serviceman and women, Army Reserve personnel and cadets also laid a wreath.

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Speaking before the service, Cllr Stock said: “Once again Remembrance Sunday gives us all an opportunity to pause and take a moment of quiet reflection in memory of those who have lost their lives in conflict. They will never be forgotten.

“This weekend memorial services will be taking place across the borough to acknowledge their tremendous sacrifice made in two world wars, and in other more recent conflicts.”

A number of other services took place across Barnet, including events in Edgware, Finchley, Hampstead, Golders Green and Finchley.

Roads were closed as parades and services, usually organised by the Royal British Legion, took place in communities across the borough.