HUNDREDS of people turned out for the Remembrance Sunday event in Barnsley town centre.

Church Street, St Mary's Gate and Sadler Gate were all closed between 9am and 2pm as people made their way into Barnsley to pay their respects outside the town hall.

The town fell silent at 11am as people paused to remember the sacrifice of those who have fallen in the service of the country.

This year - which marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One - is also 70 years since the D-Day landings.

John Chappell, 84, made his way from his home in Dodworth especially for the event.

He said: "It was great to see people of all ages there to pay their respects. It's really touching to see how many people care and that everyone in the town can come together."

Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central, added: "This period of remembrance gives us an important opportunity to reflect and to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice - those who lost their lives so that we can enjoy peace and freedom."