Skegness has taken part in a unique event marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.
At 7.05pm last night Skegness Town Crier Steve O'Dare stood among a small crowd outside the Hildreds Centre in Skegness special to give a Battle's Over 'Cry For Peace'.
This proclamation followed an address by the Deputy Mayor of Skegness Coun Maggie Gray. She thanked those who had attended after such a long day and said: "As shown by the attendance at this morning's Remembrance service, the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War has galvanised the people of Skegness, who have shown how much they care and how they do indeed remember those who have given their lives so we can live ours."
Around the world the proclamation was carried out by approximately 170 Town Criers, each one giving the proclamation at 7.05 pm in whichever time-zone they live. This started in New Zealand 13 hours ahead of UK time and then travelled across the world.
In Skegness it began, "Oyez, oyez - Town Criers raise your voices and together cry with me, remembering those brave men and women in our history. The Battles Over - a nation's tribute remembers them one and all. Be proud and stand united."
Afterwards Steve said: " I am proud to be taking part in the event and very pleased to be able to give the people of Skegness and surrounding area the opportunity to be involved.”
The final commemoration of the day started with music from the Skegness Silver Band in the presence of uniformed organisations, and the playing of the Last Post.
Steve Andrews, from the Hildreds Shopping Centre, said: ““The Hildreds are proud to have been asked to take part and are honoured to do so. The Remembrance parade left from The Hildreds on the morning and the proclamation will be carried out outside the Hildreds in the evening."
The Cry for Peace around the World is one part of a larger event called Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute, organised by The Queen’s pageant master Bruno Peek. It began at 6am when 1,000 pipers around the world played Battle’s O’er, a traditional Scottish lament heard at the end of conflict. At 6.55pm, 1,000 buglers sounded the Last Post at 1,000 First World War Beacons of Light locations across the UK and in its overseas territories.
At 7pm, the beacons were lit, inclusing in Spilsby, followed by 1,000 cathedrals and churches ringing out their bells, before the Cry of Peace take place at 19.05pm. The bell ringing continued in Burgh le Marsh into the evening.