HEARTFELT tributes were paid to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts across the world during Remembrance Sunday services in Wirral.

This year, Sunday, November 11 also marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The Mayor of Wirral Cllr Geoffrey Watt joined service men, women, their families and armed forces representatives at The Cenotaph in Hamilton Square at 10.55am.

At 11am, Birkenhead fell silent as the hundreds who turned out paid their respects.

On social media, Wirral Council posted tributes throughout the day to those who gave their lives from Wirral during WWI.

Across the country, hundreds of beacons were lit in the evening to draw a close to the armistice, in Wirral Leasowe lighthouse and Bidston lighthouse were alight in remembrance.