On Sunday, 14 November 2010, Remembrance Sunday, Coventry marked the 70th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz.
A Civic Service was held at Coventry Cathedral to commemorate the anniversary. The service, which was open to the public on a first-come first-served basis, saw around 3,000 people packed into the new cathedral, the steps outside and in University Square.
Spotlights fall on the spire and tower of St Michael's Cathedral, which remained standing after the bombing.
Like the night on 14 November 1940, it was a cold, crisp evening. After the service in the new cathedral, a two-minute silence was held in the ruins of the old cathedral, which was hit on that terrible night 70 years ago.
People were wearing their poppies with pride, remembering that night in November and thinking of those who lost their lives. Throughout 2010, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire have been collecting 70 Coventry Blitz stories for 70 years.
Thousands of people came out on this cold November night to show their pride in the city and its people.
Standing outside Coventry Cathedral on 14 November 2010.
Pictures of the bombing and the old cathedral were also beamed onto the roof between the two cathedrals.
To keep everybody warm, scouts from the Coventry Scout Jamboree were selling tea and coffee in a tent outside the cathedral. They were reflecting what the scouts were doing 70 years ago.
At the start of the service, Standard Bearers were escorted by Coventry school children into the cathedral.
Assembling outside Coventry Cathedral
Alan Hartley was one of the contributors to BBC Coventry & Warwickshire's 70 Stores for 70 Years. Also, the moon was bright in the sky, but unlike that day in 1940, it wasn't a full moon.
Some of those at the service included the Lord and Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Coventry, the chief executive of Coventry City Council, Martin Reeves, and civic dignitaries from Dresden, Kiel and Volvograd.
Inside the ruins of Coventry Cathedral
The Boys and Clerks of the Choir of Coventry Cathedral took part in the service.
To mark the time that the first enemy aircraft was spotted in the skies above Coventry, an air raid siren was sounded in the grounds of Coventry Cathedral. Paul Thompson from the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum was given the job of sounding it.
After the siren was sounded, a two-minute silence was observed by the crowds who had packed into the ruins of the cathedral. It was brought to a close with the all clear.
At the altar of St Michael's Cathedral
Following the two-minute silence, spotlights hovered in the skies above and the bells rang out from the cathedral and churches across the city. They also shone at the start of the service.
Spotlights re-create the roof of the old cathedral, which fell after much battling from fire watchers, 70 years ago.
The packed cathedral cheered the Standard Bearers as they marched out of the cathedral.