A fantastic response

Remembrance service - Cleckheaton's remembrance parade. Marching from the town hall to the memorial park. (d14111183)
Remembrance service - Cleckheaton's remembrance parade. Marching from the town hall to the memorial park. (d14111183)
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CLECKHEATON paid its respects to the the war dead during its parade and service on Sunday.

The parade, led by the Deputy Lieut (Ret) of West Yorkshire Stan Hardy, Emley Brass Band, veterans, civic dignitaries and uniformed organisations mustered at the town hall for a march off to Memorial Park where wreaths and crosses were laid and prayers said.

Remembrance service - Cleckheaton's remembrance parade. Marching from the town hall to the memorial park. (d14111179)

Remembrance service - Cleckheaton's remembrance parade. Marching from the town hall to the memorial park. (d14111179)

They then returned to St John’s Church for a service led by the Rev Brunel James.

Chairman of the Spenborough Royal British Legion Eddie Morton said it had been one of the most successful Remembrance weeks in the town, starting with the opening of the Remembrance Garden by the town hall last Monday, the two minutes’ silence on Friday November 11 and then the Sunday parade.

“It has been a very moving week and more people than ever seem to be taking the time to pay their respects to the war dead,” he said.

“It’s been a fantastic response and we’re particularly pleased with the response from schools to the commemorations and the poppy appeal.”