In pictures: This is how people in Wakefield and the Five Towns celebrated Remembrance Sunday 2020 from home

Thousands of people in Wakefield paid their respects this weekend, as the nation came to a stop for Remembrance Sunday.

Monday, 9th November 2020, 1:21 pm
Updated Monday, 9th November 2020, 1:24 pm
In pictures: This is how people in Wakefield and the Five Towns celebrated Remembrance Sunday 2020 from home
In pictures: This is how people in Wakefield and the Five Towns celebrated Remembrance Sunday 2020 from home

Although the pandemic meant many of the usual commemorations could not go ahead, people were encouraged to pay their respects in their own way. These photos offer a glimpse at how people in Wakefield and the Five Towns marked the occasion.

This November marks 102 years since the end of the First World War. In September, commemorations were held for the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two.
Although the usual remembrance parade could not go ahead, many serving and former members of the Armed Forces showed their respect.

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A small, socially-distanced crowd gathered at Pontefract's War Memorial on Sunday morning.
Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford MP Yvette Cooper also paid her respects.
Amelia shared this photo of her daughters posing with their window display.
Mary Porritt captured this shot of the War Horse as seen through a Tommy silhouette at the Remembrance Garden at Featherstone.
Harry raised more than £400 selling poppies online, and was thanked with certificates from the Horbury branch of The Royal British Legion and Wakefield MP Imran Ahmad Khan.
At the Wakefield Riding for the Disabled Association, horses Zach and Maisie stood with their with their doggy friends Skye and Isla to pay tribute to all those who have served in conflicts.
In Horbury, residents donated more than 250 red and purple sweet containers, which were then transformed into poppies by a team of dedicated volunteers. Purple poppies, in memory of animals who were lost in the war, were also included.
Jane Walton shared this snap of her window adorned with remembrance posters, and took part in the national two minute silence from her doorstep.
At Mackie Hill School, pupils were invited to create their own poppies, which were then displayed across the school as part of the commemorations.
The 15th Ossett Brownies, 9th Wakefield Guides and 10th Wakefield Guides coloured poppies and put them on display at Thornes Juniors Football club.
Jenna Jen shared this photo of the homemade poppy field in her local park.
At Wakefield's war memorial, a small service was held.
In Ossett, Matthew and Amelia crafted their own collection of poppies to display in their window.
In Pontefract, a small, socially-distanced crowd gathered to pay their respects.
Although the annual remembrance parade could not go ahead, people were encouraged to pay their respects in their own way.
Sarah Costello said: "Our dog Woody was proud to wear his Purple Poppy. Remembering all the animals who also served during the war."
Wakefield MP Imran Ahmad Khan and Councillor Nadeem Ahmed were among those to attend the war memorial on Sunday morning.
Veterans across the district paid their respects, both in public and private.
People had been encouraged to host a "personal act of remembrance" in whatever way they felt comfortable.
Bugle players played The Last Post ahead of the two minute's silence at 11am.