A maroon will be fired from Newport Fire Station at 11am today (Friday) to mark the two minute silence for Armistice Day.

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the Isle of Wight will fall silent to mark the end of the First World War.

Earl Mountbatten Hospice "planted" crocheted poppies in the garden.
Earl Mountbatten Hospice “planted” crocheted poppies in the garden.

At the Earl Mountbatten Hospice in Newport, where crocheted poppies made by members of the Medina Parkrun and volunteer gardener Sue Clerkin have been “planted” in the garden, a service and silence will be held in the chapel.

A ceremony will be held at the war memorial in Lind Street, Ryde.

There will also be a gathering at Cowes war memorial in Northwood Park today. Councillor Lora Peacey-Wilcox said:

” Everyone is welcome. If you would like to lay a wreath at the memorial you are welcome to do so.”


Isle of Wight Radio will also fall silent at 11am, for two minutes.

Meanwhile on Sunday, towns across the Island will mark Remembrance Day.

War memorial, Ryde.
War memorial, Ryde.

And next week, events will be held on the Isle of Wight to mark 100 years since the end of the Battle of the Somme.