THE people of Trafford did the borough proud at weekend when they turned out to centenary commemorations to mark the end of the First World War.

The Armistice, which marked the end of the conflict, which claimed the lives of millions of soldiers, was signed on November 11, 1918.

The commemoration was held across Trafford at events in Bowdon, Hale, Hale Barns, Partington, Sale, Urmston and a civic service in Stretford.

What was all the more poignant, however, this year, was the huge number of young people who paraded and marched at each of the Trafford venues, with some sporting the military medals awarded courageous forebears .

The Stretford event included a variety of groups from schools across the borough, scouts, boy’s brigade, army cadets and armed forces veterans.

It was led by the Mayor of Trafford Councillor Tom Ross, at the war memorial on Chester Road and was also attended by the Flixton Band who played a number of musical pieces, accompanied by up to 2,000 attendees. The hymns/songs included Hope for the World’s Despair, Abide with Me and the National Anthem.

Wreaths were laid by the Cllr Ross, Streford and Urmston MP Kate Green and a variety of organisations and bodies from across the borough.