THE 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – and on the 90th anniversary of the Great War Armistice, townsfolk gathered to remember the sons of Frodsham who perished in defence of their country.
In the shadow of the imposing sandstone cenotaph on Frodsham Hill, residents paid their annual public tribute to the 79 local servicemen who fought and fell during the First and Second World Wars and whose names are etched into slate memorial plaques.
Father Michael Mills and the secretary of the Frodsham branch of the Royal British Legion, Graham Ainsworth, led Tuesday's short service of remembrance following a Remembrance Day service last Sunday at St Laurence's Parish Church, during which Last Post was sounded by musician and former Frodsham resident Joanne O'Brien.
Poppy wreaths were laid at the hilltop cenotaph and the churchyard war memorial on behalf of the Royal British Legion, Frodsham Town Council, Frodsham Townswomen's Guild, Froda Masonic Lodge, Rotary Club of Helsby and Frodsham, Weaver Vale MP Mike Hall, Cheshire Constabulary; Frodsham RAOB, Frodsham Women's Institute and Frodsham Scouts, Girl Guides and Brownies.
Resident Roger Salisbury, 75, who completed his national service with 42 Commando, Royal Marines, was also invited to lay his personal wreath.