A minute of silence for country’s fallen

Remembrance service at Rydings Park, Brighouse
Remembrance service at Rydings Park, Brighouse

Calderdale will fall silent on Sunday in remembrance of the men, women and children who lost their lives in both world wars, as well as in more recent conflicts.

Scores of poignant services will be held across the district as a reminder of the millions who fell to secure and protect our freedom.

In Brighouse, there will be a service of remembrance at 2.30pm in St Martin’s Parish Church, Church Lane, followed by a wreath laying service in Ryding Park.

The Mayor of Calderdale, Lisa Lambert, and her consort will be in attendance.

In Bailiff Bridge, there will be a service and wreath laying in the memorial park from 11am.

Councillor Graham Hall (Con, Hipperholme and Lightcliffe), will be in attendance.

Rastrick’s remembrance services will be held from 10am at St Matthew’s Church, Church Street, 10.15am at St John the Divine Church, and will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the cenotaph.

The service will be attended by councillor Ann McAllister (Con, Rastrick).

Both services will commemorate the 14 men who died in the Great War before November 8, 1914. Using material from historian Alan Flux, the men will be named and their details will be read out by members of local uniformed organisations.

People are also welcome to pass on information on men and women who returned from the war, plus the impact on them, their families and the community.

And in Southowram, a service will be held at the war memorial at Pinnar Lane.

Meet at 10.50am for service and wreath laying at 11am. Councillor Bob Metcalfe (Lab, Town) will be in attendance.

A ceremony will also be held at the memorial at The Stray, Lightcliffe, at 12.15pm.