20 poignant photos as the Sunderland area marks Remembrance Sunday

The Sunderland area has marked Remembrance Sunday with a series of low-key ceremonies in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Sunday, 8th November 2020, 4:13 pm
Updated Sunday, 8th November 2020, 4:52 pm
Youngsters Bobbi Barrs, Leon and Alexis Ronald and Franki Barrs at Sunderland's Burdon Road war memorial on Remembrance Sunday.

Hundreds of veterans and members of the public maintained social distance guidelines while attending one event at the city’s Burdon Road war memorial.

Here is our gallery of pictures from both services as well as some poignant pictures from elsewhere across the region.

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A bugler sounds The Last Post during Sunderland's Remembrance Sunday ceremony.
A veteran plants a poppy-adorned cross.
The Sunderland ceremony included a round of applause.
A poignant picture from Sunday's Sunderland ceremony.
One person watched the Sunderland ceremony with binoculars to maintain social distance guidelines.
This veteran's mask displays a message for us all.
Waiting to pay lay wreaths at the Burdon Road memorial.
Standard bearers stand to attention at the Sunderland ceremony.
Youngsters Bobbi Barrs, Leon and Alexis Ronald and Franki Barrs at Sunderland war memorial.
A veteran wears a mask while paying his respects in Sunderland.
Onlookers join the round of applause at Sunderland's war memorial.
Sunderland's war memorial was bedecked with wreaths on Remembrance Sunday.
Echo reader Barry Barraclough sent us this picture of a piper at Sunderland's Remembrance Day service.
Regular Sunderland Echo contributor Ian Maggiore sent us this picture of one of the onlookers at Sunderland's Remembrance Sunday service.
Ian Maggiore also sent us this poignant tribute from Roker Beach.
The Durham Light Infantry statue in the Market Square, in the centre of Durham City, which is dedicated "in memory of those who gave their lives in the cause of freedom".
A dog walker takes a picture of the Durham City Durham Light Infantry memorial and its colourful backdrop.
Seaham's famous Tommy statue is decorated with poppies.
Former Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) sergeant Adam Wilkinson changes guard with former REME sergeant Joe Beston at Terrace Green, Seaham, as part of a 24-hour vigil at Seaham's war memorial to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal.
An inscription at Terrace Green, Seaham, near the town's war memorial.