AT THE 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 the guns fell silent after four years of warfare.

And for more than a century we have marked that solemn anniversary by falling silent too in memory of those who lost their lives in the First World War - as well as those who died in subsequent conflicts.

These photographs show how communities across Aireborough and Wharfedale have paid tribute over the decades as they remembered the fallen.

From the archives of Aireborough Historical Society, as well as the Ilkley Gazette , Wharfedale Observer, and from photographer Darren Sanderson, they go back to the 1920s.

A poignant undated photograph, top left, shows a young girl looking at floral tributes at the war memorial cross in Rawdon. The youngster has her hand raised to her face - perhaps in salute or to wipe away a tear.

Rawdon’s Garden of Remembrance was created in 1926, and can be seen in an exterior shot on the right hand page. The land was donated by Heaton Naylor and the £600 cost was raised by public subscription.The central feature is a stone memorial cross which has the names of men and women who died in the two World Wars.

In a notice on the left of the shot people were reminded to “Wear a Flanders Poppy” in honour of the fallen. A smaller notice on the railings gave details of the opening ceremony.

In another particularly poignant photograph, taken by photographer Darren Sanderson, ex-serviceman Ernest Carr salutes the fallen at a 2016 ceremony in Guiseley.

Mr Carr, who died in 2018, was 101 when the picture was taken. The Second World War veteran was helped out of his wheelchair to lay his wreath at Guiseley’s war memorial, standing dignified and unaided. Mr Carr, was one of England’s oldest poppy sellers and manned the Royal British Legion poppy stall each year at Yeadon Morrisons.

Another photograph on the left hand page shows Remembrance Sunday on Towngate in Guiseley in 2013. The image was donated to Aireborough Historical Society by Edwy Harling.

The band of the Air Force Cadets led the parade from St Oswalds Church to the Memorial Garden for the Service of Remembrance.

A service in Towngate also features in a photograph taken in 1936. The service was led by by Archdeacon Lowe, Rector of Guiseley.

The image below that was taken just before Remembrance Day 1928 and shows a group of men digging an emplacement for a field gun.

The captured German weapon was given to Guiseley in 1918 and was located on Towngate. A decade later the local council wanted to remove it, but Guiseley’s Rector Canon Howson and the British Legion were determined to keep the gun as a monument to those who had died.

It was moved into the rectory grounds after an emplacement was built for it to stand on. Canon Howson was one of those pictured digging.

A large oak cross with the words “Give Peace In Our Time O Lord” stood with the gun.

Another image shows a cascade of poppies at Otley Parish Church in 1918, marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

A photograph of Ilkley Remembrance Parade was taken in the same year.