ONE hundred years ago, there were widespread scenes of jubilation as the Armistice signalling the end of the First World War was signed.

To mark the centenary of that day, the district will once again fall silent to honour all those who lost their lives in the War, and in the many conflicts that followed.

In Hexham, soldiers from C Battery, 3 Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, Army Cadets and Air Force Cadets will lead a parade from Argyle Terrace to the war memorial at 10.30am. A service of remembrance and the laying of wreaths will take place at the war memorial, with the Last Post sounding at 11am to start the two minute silence.

At 3pm, the Duchess of Northumberland is hosting a commemorative service with contributions from the Abbey Choir, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Band and members of the Northumberland Theatre Company.

In Corbridge, members of the Corbridge British Legion will lead a parade alongside piper Jim Hall and a dozen of soldiers from the nearby Albemarle Barracks from the Corstopitum Social Club at 10.15am. This will be followed by a church service at St Andrew’s Church at 10.50am.

Later in the day, members of the public are invited to join in a celebration at the Corstopitum Club which will include performances from Jim Hall and two local singers. The event will take place between 3pm and 6pm.

The people of Prudhoe will fall silent during a parade starting at the British Legion car park at 10.30am. It will head through Front Start to the lychgate war memorial at St Mary Magdalene Church, where a service of remembrance will take place at 11am.

During a special event at Riding Mill, the village will rededicate a First World War plaque at the parish hall. On Saturday, between 10am and 4pm, and Sunday, between midday and 4pm, maps of the village in the early 1900s and an exhibition of wartime artefacts will take place in the parish hall and St James’s Church.

Included will be details of local servicemen who died during the conflict, poems and history from each year of the War, old photographs, books and letters from the trenches and war-related artwork and poppy installations.

There will also be a display of poppies on the war memorial in Greenhead during the village’s remembrance events on Sunday. After the farmers’ market, a service of remembrance will take place at St Cuthbert’s Church at 10.50am.

In nearby Haltwhistle, a Remembrance Day service will be held at Holy Cross Church at 10am, which will continue at the cenotaph at 11am.

A procession with uniformed organisations from Wylam Methodist Church to the war memorial will take place at 10.50am. At St Oswin’s Church, a service will start at 11.30am.

A service of remembrance will take at St Cuthbert’s Church, Haydon Bridge, at 10.15am and a service will also be held at Allendale’s St Cuthbert’s Church at 10.55am.

A procession from the railway station in Stocksfield will start at 10.45am followed by an act of remembrance at 10.45am, with a service of remembrance being held at the war memorial in Henshaw at 11am.

A remembrance service will be held in St Mary’s Church in Stamfordham at 10.30am.

In the North Tyne, services of remembrance will be held in St Aidan’s Chruch, Throckington, at 9am, at Birtley war memorial at 10am, at St Giles’ Church, Chollerton, at 10.45am and at St Peter’s Church, Falstone, at 10.50am.

In Bellingham, the Methodist United Reformed Church is holding a flower festival on the theme of peace over the weekend.