The mayor of Hertsmere led a ceremony this morning as Hertsmere fell silent for two minutes on Armistice Day.

Memorial services have taken place in Borehamwood, Elstree, Shenley, Radlett, Aldenham, and Letchmore Heath to remember the members of our armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

At 11am today, Cllr Alan Plancey was joined by civic dignitaries, councillors, and members of the public outside Hertsmere Borough Council's offices.

As part of the ceremony, a reading was given by David Lowther from the Royal British Legion, before a bugle played the Last Post, and then the crowd fell silent.

The ceremony ended with the raising of the Remembrance Day flag and a prayer from the Mayor's Chaplain, Rabbi Elchonon Feldman.

Remembrance Sunday saw a parade along Shenley Road in Borehamwood culminating in a ceremony at the war memorial where hundreds of people gathered.

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Similar events were held across the borough.

Meanwhile in Letchmore Heath, Brian Hyde stepped into the role of his late father, Brian Hyde Sr to read out a list of the fallen.

Mr Hyde Sr, a former soldier and policeman, lived in Aldenham and Patchetts Green all of his life, but on May 1 this year, he died aged 90.

Every year, Mr Hyde Sr would lead the remembrance ceremony.

But this year, it was down to his son to lead it.

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Brian Hyde Jr left pictured in Letchmore Heath yesterday

Mr Hyde Jr, who was joined by his family, said: "I knew I was never going to be like my dad and I felt under pressure but I feel hugely proud to have been given the opportunity to carry on my dad's legacy.

"My dad was able to explain where those who had lost their lives had lived. For example, there used to be a pub here called the Bricklayers Arms. But it was bombed in the war killing the landlady and young girl called Rene Evans. Rene went to school with my dad.

"Every year, my dad laid a wreath on the cenotaph on behalf of residents of Patchetts Green and Round Bush and we were able to do that this year too."

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