Thousands of people came out to pay their respects to the fallen soldiers that fought for our freedoms in a number of services across Thurrock.

On Remembrance Sunday, people gathered at events in 14 towns and villages throughout Thurrock.

They observed a two-minute silence as a show of respect before parades and wreath laying.

On the previous day to Remembrance Sunday was Armistice Day, the day that UK and it's allies signed the armistice with Germany, marking the end of the First World War, was observed at Grays High Street, intu Lakeside and the war memorials at North Stifford and Orsett.

A sombre two-minute silence was respected at the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Purfleet hosted an early remembrance event on Sunday 5 November ahead of a busy weekend of 18 services which took place on 11 and 12 November.

The Mayor of Thurrock, Councillor Tunde Ojetola, attended a number of events on Sunday and was moved by the number of people who turned out.

He said: "It is extremely humbling to attend so many events and see so many people pay their respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our great country.

"The support shown by the people of Thurrock – those young and old – was incredibly and extremely moving. 

"Organising so many events, with so many people from our friends in the armed forces, emergency services and our veterans is extremely challenging – my thanks go to the Royal British Legion and everybody who helped make today happen."