In remembrance

Pontefract Remembrance day parade
Pontefract Remembrance day parade

TOWNSFOLK will pay silent tribute on Sunday to the men and women who have given their lives for their country, as Remembrance Day services take place around the district.

In Pontefract, Ackworth and Pontefract Royal British Legion branch, cadets and armed forces regimental associations will join community groups, MP Yvette Cooper and local councillors for a parade from the town hall at 10.45am to the war memorial on Cornmarket where two minutes’ silence will be held at 11am, followed by refreshments at Pontefract Museum.

Castleford RBL starts its service at 10.55am at the new war memorial outside the British Legion Club on Powell Street to lay wreaths, followed by a march by cadets and other organisations, along with a Salvation Army band, at 11.15am to Castleford Parish Church where a service takes place at 11.30am.

The Featherstone branch of the RBL begins its service with a parade from the Featherstone Hotel at 10.45am, with a full service at the war memorial gardens. The parade will then travel down Station Lane to St Thomas’ war memorial, where a second full service takes place at 11.30am.

A service of remembrance takes place in Ackworth on Saturday November 10 at 10.45am at the war memorial, with refreshments served at All Saints’ Church afterwards, and a Remembrance Day service at St Cuthbert’s Church in High Ackworth on Sunday.

In Knottingley, a service will take place on Sunday at 10.45am at the cenotaph at St Botolph’s Church on Chapel Street, with refreshments served afterwards at the town hall.

Allerton Bywater holds its service at St Mary the Less Church at 10.45am with the laying of wreaths at 11am at the cenotaph, while a service is held at Kippax Methodist Church at 10.30am, followed by a parade to the war memorial.