Town will pause to pay respects to fallen

St John's Primary Academy, Towgate, Clifton Remembrance service artwork. The Mayor of Calderdale Coun Pat Allen, Dylan Walker aged nine, Noeleen Warren and artist Lynn Lawson.
St John's Primary Academy, Towgate, Clifton Remembrance service artwork. The Mayor of Calderdale Coun Pat Allen, Dylan Walker aged nine, Noeleen Warren and artist Lynn Lawson.

Pupils at a Brighouse primary school paid their own remembrance commemoration in a special World War One week.

Children across all year groups at St. John’s Primary Academy, Clifton, have taken part in the week to mark the centenary of the Great War

Brighouse artist Roger Davies visited the school to teach the children how to play his new single ‘Wear Your Poppy With Pride’ - all proceeds of which will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

Artist Lynn Lawson also visited the school to create some remembrance-themed poppy paintings.

Helen Lever, head teacher at the school, said: “The work that the children are doing is lovely - they all look amazing.”

The artwork will go on display tomorrow (Friday) at an art exhibition at the school. Money raised will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

The school will also hold a service on Friday at the war memorial in Towngate, Clifton.

On Sunday, services will be held across Brighouse in remembrance of those who lost their lives in both world wars and more recent conflicts.

The town will mark Remembrance Sunday with a service at 2.30pm at St. Martin’s Parish Church. The service will be followed by a ceremony in Rydings Park and will be attended by Coun Ann Martin (Lab, Brighouse).

Bailiff Bridge will hold its commemoration in the Memorial Garden - people are asked to assemble at 10.45am before a service and wreath laying at 11am. Coun David Kirton (Con, Hipperholme and Lightcliffe) will be in attendance.

A new dedication area will also be unveiled - relatives from soldiers named on the war memorial have been tracked down by The Friends of Bailiff Bridge Park and Residents group and have been invited to open the new memorial.

A service and wreath laying will also take place at The Stray, Lightcliffe, at 12.15pm on Sunday, where Colin Raistrick (Ind, Hipperholme and Lightcliffe) will be in attendance.

St Matthew’s Church, Rastrick, will hold its service at 10am before a wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph at Rastrick library.

Coun Chris Pillai (Con, Rastrick) will attend.