THOUSANDS of veterans, dignitaries and residents of all ages turned out to remember war victims across the region on Remembrance Sunday.
In New Mill hundreds packed into Christ Church, Sude Hill, for a service led by New Mill and Territorial Army vicar Sean Robertshaw.
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The service, attended by the family of Cpl Jake Hartley who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this year, was followed by a parade through the village and the laying of a poppy wreath at the memorial room, at New Mill Club.
In Marsden, a 150-strong parade marched from Marsden Royal British Legion (RBL) to Marsden Park where a wreath was laid at the cenotaph.
The parade, which included RBL members, police, firefighters, Scouts, Guides, Colne Valley Lions and Marsden Silver Prize Band, finished at St Bartholomew’s Church, Church Lane, where a service was led by the Rev Geoff Garside.
On Friday, hundreds stood in silent tribute to war victims at the 18th annual Rastrick Independent School Remembrance Service.
About 300 pupils, aged four to 16, as well as staff, friends and families, turned out for the service in the school grounds.
MORE than 200 people marked Armistice Day in Slaithwaite by attending the service at St James’ Church.
It was followed by a short parade organised by Slaithwaite Scout Group to the Cenotaph at Lewisham Road.
More than 50 young members of Slaithwaite Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts paraded to the War Memorial with Brownies, Guides, officers of Slaithwaite Fire Station and the church congregation. They were led by the Rev Robin Townsend and Slaithwaite Brass Band for an act of remembrance, wreath laying and the sounding of the last post.
The cenotaph has now had the name of Pte Daniel Wilford added to it.
The 21-year-old from Cowlersley died in March along with five colleagues when their armoured vehicle was blown up by a huge bomb in Afghanistan.