Generations will join together to pay their respects to Calderdale’s fallen over the Remembrance weekend.
In Halifax on Sunday, a procession will assemble at the Town Hall at 10.10am before marchers leave at 10.25am to congregate at 10.40am at the town’s cenotaph in Duffy’s Park next to Halifax Minster for a service and act of remembrance. It will be followed with a service at the Minster at 11.15am where the Mayor of Calderdale Ann Martin will be in attendance.
Royal British Legion Halifax branch treasurer Pauline Dawson said: “We’ve had over 600 boxes of poppies that have been on sale throughout Calderdale supermarkets alone.
“Public support and presence at memorial services is imperative in remembering our history and all those who lost their lives fighting for the country.
“It’s important that children and families pay their respects and see the poignancy of the history and appreciate the wonderful services.”
Brighouse will mark Remembrance Sunday with a service at 2.30pm at St Martin’s Parish Church followed by a wreath laying ceremony in Rydings Park which will also be attended by the mayor.
On Saturday at 11am, wreaths and crosses will be laid in the Royal British Legion Garden of Remembrance, Thornton Square, Brighouse. Attending will be the Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Neil Davison, Rev Kathryn Buck of St Matthew’s’ Church and Clifton and Lightcliffe Band.
Representatives from Calderdale Council and businesses, Bailiff Bridge Junior and Infant School, Cliffe Hill Community Primary School,Lightcliffe, Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School, Lightcliffe CofE Primary School, guides, scouts, cubs, brownies and rainbows will also be in attendance.
A service will take place at The Stray off Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, at 12.15pm, on Sunday.
St Matthew’s Church, Rastrick, will begin their service at 10am on Sunday. There will be a procession to Rastrick library where there will be an act of remembrance with members of the British Legion and Royal Airforce Association of wreath laying at 11am.
Bailiff Bridge will hold a Sunday service at 10.30am in the Memorial Garden with a service and wreath laying with Calderdale councillor Colin Raistrick (Ind, Hipperholme and Lightcliffe).
Elland will hold a procession in remembrance of those killed in conflict - meeting at John Street at 9.20am. At 9.30am the parade will leave for Hullen Edge War where the salute will be taken before proceeding to Bethesda Church for the service in which Calderdale councillor John Ford (Con, Elland) will attend.
Greetland’s service of remembrance will be held at 12.30pm at War Memorial, West Vale, and will be attended by Calderdale councillor Conrad Winterburn (Lib Dem, Greetland and Stainland).
Hebden Bridge’s procession will assemble at the Town Hall at 9.45am and will proceed to Memorial Gardens, New Road, at 10am and will finish with a service at St James’ Church at 10.45am.
Illingworth and Bradshaw will hold a morning service attended by the Deputy Mayor of Calderdale, Lisa Lambert, at St John’s Church, Bradshaw, at 9.30am.
Luddenden Foot will hold a parade of remembrance - assembling at Station Road Industrial Park at 1.15pm, leaving at 1.30pm for a service at Holmes Park War Memorial in which Coun Simon Young (Lab, Luddenden Foot) will attend.
Mytholmroyd’s procession will assemble at Elphaborough Close, Cragg Road, at 2pm and head to the Memorial Gardens at 2.15pm and finish with a service at St Michael’s Church at 2.45pm.
Ovenden will hold a service that meets at St George’s Church Hall, Lee Mount, at 9.40am and a wreath laying service will be held at the church at 10ame attended by Coun Ann Collins (Lab, Ovenden).
Rishworth, Ripponden and Barkisland will mark its tribute with a service. Participants will assemble at Rishworth War Memorial at 9am for a service at 9.15am. The procession will make its way to Ripponden for a service of remembrance at the War Memorial at 10.10am and will then head to St Bartholomew’s Church for a 10.30am service. At noon the procession will assemble outside the gates of Christ Church, Barkisland, and proceed to the War Memorial for a ceremony attended by Coun Geraldine Carter (Con, Ryburn).
Siddal’s remembrance commemorations will take place at St Mark’s Church at 10.30am with a service and wreath laying ceremony held at 10.45am attended by Coun Megan Swift (Lab, Town).
Southowram will hold a remembrance service that will meet at the War Memorial at Pinnar Lane for the ceremony and wreath laying at 11am.
Wadsworth parish will take part in the main Hebden Bridge parade but there will also be an act of remembrance at Pecket Well at 2pm, and in the morning a cross will also be placed at the parish’s Smeekin Hill memorial.
Sowerby Bridge remembrance parade will congregate at Bairstow Mount at 10.15am and will leave for Memorial Gates, Crow Wood Park, at 10.40am and will be attended by Coun Adam Wilkinson (Lab, Sowerby Bridge).
Shelf’s parade will meet at 10.40am at the Health Centre in Shelf Moor Road before a 10.55am wreath laying service in the village memorial gardens attended by Coun Stephen Baines (Coun, Northowram and Shelf). It will then make its way to Bethel Chapel for a service before a parade to the Duke William pub.
Todmorden will hold a remembrance parade that will meet in Stansfield Road at 10.15am and will proceed to the Remembrance Gardens at 10.40am for a wreath laying service at 11am in which Coun Stephen Sweeney (Lab, Todmorden) will attend.
Queensbury’s parade will assemble at Scout HQ, Albert Crescent, at 10.30am, leaving at 10.45am. At 10.55 there will be an act of remembrance and wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph. The parade will then depart at 11.10am to Holy Trinity Church for a remembrance service with the parade returning to the Scout headquarters.