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Remembrance events this weekend

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Published by The Stray FM News Team at 7:34am 9th November 2018.

There's a number of remembrance events taking place across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale this weekend.

Below we have a list of what's going on around the region:


A full service at the Cenotaph on Sunday morning which will include the Army Foundation College, the Royal British Legion, Regimental Associations, Uniformed Cadets and Scouts and Guides.

In the afternoon a Service is also held in the afternoon at the Commonwealth War Graves at Stonefall where Commonwealth representatives attend together with civic parties. This also includes members from the Army Foundation College.

Also in the afternoon is a service at Starbeck again attended by all.




Remembrance Day this month marks the 100th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in WWI and many Otley residents and friends of the town have gone out of their way to commemorate the event.

Local group Knit and Natter have coordinated the creation of 16,000 hand-crafted poppies - 2,000 more than their original appeal - to mark Remembrance Day and these form the heart of a beautiful cascade at Otley Parish Church, as well as a display at the Memorial Garden.

A poppy trail links the church, the Memorial Garden and two newly installed There But Not There Tommy soldiers, silhouette statues created by the charity Remembered.

They are located across from the Post Office on the corner of Crossgate and Nelson Street.

Other Remembrance-related activities include:

Saturday November 10 - In the early evening there will be a quarter-peal (45 minutes) of the church bells in honour of those who perished.

Sunday November 11 -

6am: Otley will be taking part in Battle's Over, an occasion that will see more than 1,300 pipers around the world playing When the Battle's O'er.

Pre-10am: A half-muffled commemorative ringing of the bells before the 10am service.

12.30pm: An open ringing in celebration of Armistice.

7.05pm: Otley Bellman Terry Ford will be reciting A Cry For Peace Around The World; a cry that will be mirrored by some 140 other town criers around the country.





Sunday 11th - 10.30 -Parade starts at Town Hall

10.40 - Arrive in Spa Gardens for service

11- 2 minutes silence

After 11am, the parade will start travelling to the Cathedral for a service

WATCH: Stunning light show:






Remembrance Sunday Annual Parade from Bunkers Hill to the Cenotaph on the High Street.

Line up from 10am on Bunkers Hill, with the Royal British Legion marshalling the parade.

Staff from Skipton Town Council will be on hand to assist with anyone wondering what to do, where to go!

11am at the Cenotaph, a brief Service will be given by Reverend Veronica James followed by the wreath laying, and the main Service afterwards in Holy Trinity Church.



Ilkley will pay its respects to those killed or injured in conflicts around the world on Remembrance Sunday with a service at the Memorial Gardens on the Grove at 3pm.

On Saturday, 240 wooden red poppies will be 'planted' in Ilkley Memorial Gardens to commemorate the 220 men and women resident in Ilkley were killed in action during the four years of the First World War.

A further 20 more pupils of Ilkley Grammar School who lived outside the town were also lost in the conflict.

The service will also see the dedication of a new WW1 memorial in the gardens.


Stray FM will have a special remembrance programme on Sunday morning from 10:45am.


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