Weston Park joined the country in once again falling silent for the many hundreds of thousands who gave their lives in conflict.

Hundreds gathered around the cenotaph in Sheffield’s Weston Park to pay their respects to the more than one million British and Commonwealth servicemen and women who have died since the beginning of the First World War.

The cenotaph, which was completed in 1922, is one of several war memorials spread around Weston Park, commemorating the 8,814 men from the York and Lancaster Regiment who fell during the First World War and the 1,222 who died in the Second.

Helping the annual event take place – and potentially for his final time – was retired Colonel Geoffrey Norton of the York and Lancaster Regiment.

Eighty-eight-year-old Col Norton has been a part of the ceremony’s organisation for 30 years, but believes that what has been his 68th Remembrance Sunday will be the last that he takes an active role in organising.

“I feel proud to be apart of this commemoration,” he said after the ceremony took place, “We can all come together to pray for those who died.

“But I’m trying to persuade the OTC (Officers’ Training Corps) to take the whole thing away from me, because I’m not going to live forever!”

Inspired by his father who fought in the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917 and later was involved in the Sheffield Civil Defence, Col Norton completed his national service between 1949 and 1951.

“I’ve been a military man ever since,” he said.

Look back at Weston Park’s Remembrance Sunday service in pictures with our photo gallery.