All across the county, people stopped for a moment to pay their respects and remember those who lost their lives in war.

Moments and tokens of remembrance could be spotted taking place yesterday throughout Cumbria.

In these unprecedented times, people still showed-up, albeit socially distanced, to pay their respects to those who fought in wars both past and present.

Carlisle City Council turned the heart light display in the Civic Centre poppy red to show its appreciation for the Armed Forces.

Councillor Elizabeth Mallinson, Carlisle City Council’s armed forces champion, said: “We’re committed to supporting the Armed Forces and encourage our communities to continue to support the Poppy Appeal and show their respects.

“We are in unprecedented times but it’s still important that we recognise the contribution that the Armed Forces continue to provide to our lives.

“As a mark of our appreciation for the Armed Forces we have lit the Civic Centre with a red heart - linking in with the Poppy Appeal colours. Please support the Poppy Appeal. Things might be different this year due to Covid-19 but every contribution helps.”

In Brampton, people stopped in the middle of the town, adhering to government guidelines, to take the two minutes silence in front of the cascading poppy display on the Moot Hall.

Reverend Rachel Williams, from Brampton Methodist Church, led a service which was live-streamed on Facebook for those unable to attend in person.

Mike Starkie, the mayor of Copeland, commented: “At this time of year, we remember all of those from the UK who sacrificed their lives in the service of their country.

“England is in a four-week national lockdown during this time, so this year Armistice Day is a little different.

“As well as wearing a poppy, support is being shown by using a digital poppy on social media sites, or by colouring in a downloadable poppy picture and displaying it.”

“However we remember all of our fallen in the words of John Maxwell Edmonds ‘for your tomorrow, we gave our today’.”