West Cumbrian communities have marked armistice day, with young and old remembering the fallen.

In Whitehaven, pupils of St James’ C of E Infant and Nursery School took part in a remembrance service.

The youngsters went to St James' Church to pay their respects and school headteacher Michael Craig sad he believed it was important for his pupils to take pat.

He said: "Our children had a fantastic Remembrance Service at St’ James church. Our Year 1 and 2s have been learning all about ‘Why we remember?’ this half term and are currently looking at Remembrance Day and the importance of the poppy.

"The children have loved learning all about it and we think it’s so important that all our children understand the sacrifices that have been made by men and women for our country."

Staff at Allerdale House marked the day by observing the minute's silence and they have a special decoration outside.

The World War 2 sculpture, donated by Gen2 students, which lies near the flag pole has been decorated with knitted poppies.

These have been created by a group of council staff known as the 'Knitting Ninjas' for the third year running.