Soldier gets a new-look stone head

Royd Regeneration will unveil the new head to the memorial statue of the soldier in St Michael’s Square this weekend.

The ceremony on October 16, not October 9 as previously reported, will begin at 2.15pm before a procession through the town.

The statue will be unveiled by Barbara Jeffrey, whose father Gilbert Hartley opened the garden in July 1922.

The head disappeared in 1992 and was replaced by local stonemason Andy Barraclough.

Christine Bampton Smith said: “The memorial gardens are a real asset to Mytholmroyd, it is lovely to see people enjoying them. Finally we have a new head to be proud of.”