THIS weekend thousands of people across Hampshire will remember fallen soldiers and pay their respects to those who gave their lives for freedom.

All parts of the county will stop for Remembrance Day during a two-minute silence this weekend to mark the 99th anniversary of the end of the First World War in 1918.

The two-minutes’ silence will commence at 11am.

In Southampton the event will be conducted by the mayor’s chaplain, John Attenborough, and takes place at the city’s Cenotaph from 10.55am.

Mr Attenborough, who is also the Port Chaplain for the Mission to Seafarers, will be assisted by representatives of faith communities in the city.

Roads will be closed between 7am and 2pm on Sunday, including Above Bar Street from the junction of Civic Centre Road and Cumberland Place; Commercial Road, from the junction of Havelock Road and Above Bar Street; and West Marlands Road from the junction of Civic Centre Road and Commercial Road.

The first two-minutes’ silence was held almost one year after the end of the First World War when King George V asked the public to observe it at 11am.

Other services and parades will take place around the county.

See below for a list of the major events in the region:

Sunday, November 12:

West End – 10.15am, a remembrance service will be held at St. James’ Church. The congregation will then proceed to the War Memorial at the end of West End Road for the laying of the wreaths.

Hedge End – 10.30am, a parade will leave the 2000 Centre before the Service of Remembrance at 11am at St Johns War Memorial.

Winchester Cathedral – 9.30am, parade of veterans and other organisations will arrive before the service begins at 10am. with an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial at 11am.

Chandler’s Ford – 8.45am, a service will be held at St Francis’s Church, which will end at 10am with an Act of Remembrance, before an exhortation and two-minutes silence at 11am.

Gosport – 10.20am – Church ceremony at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

Southampton Common – 2:15pm, There will be a remembrance ceremony at Southampton Old Cemetery.

Minstead – 10:30am-12noon, Church service followed by wreath laying at the War Memorial.

Lymington – 10am, St. Thomas Church, remembrance service, and war memorial.

Winchester – 10:15 am, St. Luke’s Church, remembrance service concluding with national silence at 11.

Droxford – 10:45am, St Marys & All Saints Church, remembrance service with the local branch of the Royal British Legion in attendance.

North Baddesley – 9.30am, The event begins with a service at All Saints’ Church in Rownhams Road, after which a parade assembles in the church car park.

Romsey – 9.30am, Romsey Abbey, a civic service followed by a move to the Memorial Park at 11am for a Memorial.

Fair Oak – 10.30am, Wyvern Campus, remembrance parade followed by a Service at the War Memorial.