Stoke-on-Trent railway station’s fallen remembered in Armistice Day tribute

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Visitors to Stoke-on-Trent train station have remembered the railway workers who lost their lives during World War One.

A ceremony was held in which two men from the North Staffordshire Railway Study Group read out the names of the fallen at two minute intervals.

A poppy cross with each man’s name on was placed on the table in front of the memorial plaques.

About 1,500 North Staffordshire Railway employees were called to serve in the war.

Just before 11am the words from the Laurence Binyon poem For the Fallen were read out and onlookers joined in before a two-minute silence was held.

After this a trench whistle was blown and the poppy wreaths were placed beneath the memorials.

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Additional reporting by Lewis Warner.

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