Thousands of people joined in remembrance in Rhyl and Prestatyn for the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

In Rhyl, Charlton Taylor, the son of the late Lance Corporal Michael Taylor, read the Royal British Legion (RBL) Exhortation at Rhyl War Memorial Gardens and the town's Sky Tower was lit red in honour of the fallen.

Veterans and those paying respects filled St Thomas' church - along with the mayor of Rhyl Win Mullen James, deputy mayor cllr Ellie Chard and Vale of Clwyd AM Ann Jones, for a service lead by Reverend Glen Mansfield where the 11th Rhyl Guides celebrated the centenary with song.

Rhyl RBL Poppy Appeal organiser Richard Kendrick, said: "Russell Road and the Prom were packed out, I would like to say thank you to the thousands that turned up Sunday.

"It was lovely to see so many children and veterans standing together remembering our fallen."

Following the service, a procession lead by a drummer led thousands to Mr Taylor, Joey the Warhorse Statue and the Silver Band at the gardens.

In Prestatyn, a parade through the town was led by a mounted World War 1 Soldier followed by veterans, members of the RBL, 2193 Squadron, Prestatyn Army Cadets, 3rd Prestatyn Scouts, Cubs and Beavers as well as the mayor, cllr Anton Sampson and Vale Clwyd MP Chris Ruane and AM Ann Jones Town.

The Service in the Parish Church was led by the Reverend David Ash, Vicar of Prestatyn. There was a return parade following the service which included a Salute and Eyes Right to the mayor and Town Clerk Nigel Acott.

Cllr Sampson said: "It was an honour and a privilege to represent Meliden and Prestatyn on this most important centenary.

"Events such as these certainly put things in perspective and highlight just how lucky we are. At the same time though we need to spare a thought for regions of the world that are still in conflict.

"Mankind really does need to evolve sadly."