LARGE crowds gathered at the Swindon Cenotaph for the first of two remembrance events in the town this weekend.

To mark the anniversary of the actual Armistice Day in 1918, a service was held at the town centre monument at 11am celebrating the 106th anniversary of the guns falling silent at the end of the First World War. 

A two-minute silence was observed at the Cenotaph and the mayor of Swindon, councillors and members of the Armed Forces also placed crosses at the foot of the memorial.

Swindon Advertiser: Crowds in Swindon Crowds in Swindon (Image: Alex Dixon)Alex Dixon sent in photos of the event, which he described as "well attended". 

This was the first of two events taking place over Remembrance weekend.

For Remembrance Sunday on November 12, a British Legion parade with the armed forces will take place at 10.35am, going from the Granville Street car park to the Cenotaph.

The parade will arrive at the Cenotaph at 10.45am where a service will be held, including a two-minute silence and the laying of wreaths.

Swindon Advertiser: The Armistice Day event at the Swindon town centre Cenotaph

The occasion will be held on behalf of the mayor of Swindon Barbara Parry, alongside the Royal British Legion.