Lasting tribute to village’s soldiers and heritage

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A legacy to remember the 100 year anniversary of World War One and fallen soldiers has been completed in Bailiff Bridge Memorial Park.

Companies and organisations involved in the project gathered to see the competed memorial earlier this week.

As well as commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the memorial also marked the connection between the tram networks between Bradford and Bailiff Bridge, with original tram lines and cobbles incorporated into the scheme.

Chairman of the Friends of Bailiff Bridge Park and Residents group, Malcolm Silkstone, who was the driving force behind the project, said the new memorial will not only remember the soldiers of Bailiff Bridge but the heritage and historical significance of the village.

“I want to say a massive thank you to the companies. Without them this would not have been possible,” he said.

Companies and organisations involved include Amey, Calderdale Council, Community Payback, Firth Carpets Retirement Association, Myers Group, Royal Mail and Romec.

Councillor David Kirton (Hipp/Light, Con) added that everybody involved has done a fantastic job and shows what can be done by people working together.