People across Ipswich were given a fright after hearing loud bangs across the town earlier today. 

Homeowners reported hearing cannon-like sounds emanating from the north Ipswich area on Friday morning. 

The loud bangs were maroons sounding as part of a two minutes silence at an event in Ipswich Old Cemetery.

Schoolchildren and veterans came together together for a special remembrance service to remember those who lost their lives at war. 

A host of other events are planned for Armistice Day in Ipswich this week.