Thousands march to salute the casualties of conflict

Thousands march to salute the casualties of conflict

THOUSANDS of people attended memorial services across North Kirklees on Sunday to pay their respects to those who lost their lives during conflict. 

Service personnel, past and present, were joined by scouts, brass bands and members of the public to mark this year's Remembrance Day. 

In Batley, the procession began at Batley Market Place (10.15am) and set off to Batley War Memorial Gardens for a service at 10.55am. Mirfield’s massive annual gathering congregated at 1.30pm on Lowlands Road and marched to the War Memorial in Ings Grove Park to lay wreaths and hold a service. 

The Cleckheaton parade departed from the Town Hall at 2.15pm, led by Emley Moor Band, and headed to the Memorial Park for a wreath-laying service, followed by a Remembrance Service at St John’s Church. 

In Birstall, a service was held at St Peter’s Church, where wreaths were laid at the War Memorial. 

Heckmondwike’s service was held at the War Memorial in Green Park. 

In Birkenshaw, a dedication was held at the village’s War Memorial in St. Paul’s Church, before the parade marched on Bradford Road to the cenotaph on South View Road, where an act of remembrance took place.

Photo: Mike Clark

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