The Barnstaple Children’s Remembrance Service today (Friday) was an extra special one to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.

Children representing all the town’s schools attended the annual event at Rock Park organised by Barnstaple Royal British Legion and Barnstaple Town Council.

But to mark the centenary there was a special extended programme which included readings and a hymn from Park School students.

The culmination of the event was the release of 20 pigeons.

As ever the service led by the Reverend David Fletcher was attended by dignitaries including North Devon MP Peter Heaton-Jones, the mayor of Barnstaple Ian Roome, North Devon Council leader Des Brailey and many local councillors.

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Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

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Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony GussinBarnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin