Mirfield's tribute to the fallen

THE BIGGEST crowd in living memory turned out to honour the fallen at Mirfield’s Remembrance Sunday parade. 
More than 1,600 people took part in and lined the route of a march from Lowlands Road to a service and wreathlaying at Ings Grove Park’s war memorial.
The parade featured riders from the Royal British Legion’s motorcycle branch, as well as local veterans from all three services, cadets, and members of the scouting movement.
Dewsbury and Mirfield MP Simon Reevell and town mayor Coun Pat Sutcliffe were also present with the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire and other councillors and religious figures.
Town officials are investigating whether the Mirfield parade is now the biggest Remembrance Sunday event outside London’s main service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.
After a wreath was laid at the war memorial the procession returned to Lowlands Road and paraded down Huddersfield Road and Station Road.
Refreshments were provided at Mirfield Fire Station and Mirfield Constitutional Club.
Hundreds also paid their respects at wellattended services in Batley, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury and Heckmondwike.

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