This Sunday, November 11, people across the United Kingdom will commemorate the 100thanniversary of the end of World War 1 with Remembrance Sunday events. There is plenty going on around Halifax and across Calderdale for those who want to take part in this special day.
There have already been several events this week leading up the centenary that you may have missed but we have you covered for the weekend ahead.
At 10.05am members of the council and public will gather at the Town Hall ahead of the Remembrance Day parade that will be led by the Mayor and Mayoress of Calderdale Council. The parade will leave the Town Hall at 10.20am and make its way to the Cenotaph Service and Act of Remembrance. Finally, it will arrive at Halifax Minister for the Remembrance Day Service at 11.15am.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at St Martin’s Parish Church at 3.00pm. This will be followed by a wreath laying service at Ryding Park.
Members of the public will gather at John Street at 9.25am in preparation for the procession that will leave at 9.35am towards Hullen Edge Memorial. Following the service that will take place at the War Memorial, the procession will reform on Hullen Edge Road where a salute will take place before heading to All Saints’ Church for a Remembrance Service.
The procession will gather at St George’s Square at 9.45am and will leaves towards the Memorial Gardens on New Road at 10.00am. A Service of Remembrance will follow at St James’ Church at 10.45am to wrap up the events in Hebden Bridge.
Illingworth and Bradshaw
There will be a service at St John’s Church in Bradshaw at 9.45am followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at 11.00am.
In Mytholmroyd, people will assemble at Elphaborough Close on Cragg Road at 2.00pm and proceed to the Memorial Gardens at 2.15pm. Following this, a service will take place at St Michael’s Church at 2.45pm as part of the day’s Remembrance events.
At 10.00am there will be a combined service at St Matthew’s Church in Northowram. People will then assemble at the Memorial Stone in Northowram Village at 10.50am for the laying of the wreaths.
Ovenden and District
People are invited to meet at St George’s Chuch at Lee Mount at 9.30am where a service and wreath-laying ceremony will take place at 10.00am.
Remembrance events will start at Witts car park at 10.40am, where people will gather before the parade begins towards the Memorial Gardens. There will be a short service and wreath laying at 10.45am before proceeding to St Michael’s Church where the Service of Remembrance will take place before a parade back to Witts car park.
Siddal will host a Service of Remembrance at St Mark’s Church at 10.30am and will include a wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial.
People will gather at Bairstow Mount at 10.25am and the parade will leave at 10.40am for a service at the War Memorial in Crow Wood Park.
If you are unable to make it to any of these events, we hope you still take part in two minutes of silence at 11.00am in honour of Remembrance Sunday.