North Kirklees pays tribute to the fallen

North Kirklees pays tribute to the fallen

KIRKLEES fell silent on Sunday as Remembrance Day services were held across the district.

Serving Armed Forces personnel were joined by veterans, cadets, dignitaries and members of the public who came together to honour the fallen.

Parades or services took place in Batley, Dewsbury, Mirfield, Cleckheaton, Birkenshaw, Birstall and Heckmondwike.

In Batley, the service was led by Rev Martin Naylor and Rev Deborah Wainright and organisers in Mirfield, which is believed to have the largest parade in the UK outside Whitehall, noted an increase in the numbers attending.

Bernard Richardson, a 98-year-old Dunkirk veteran, took the salute as groups marched past along Huddersfield Road.

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