THIS poignant photograph captures the summer sun setting behind the war memorial in Greenhead Park.
November is the traditional time for people to remember those killed in conflicts around the world and it has been a sad year for Huddersfield with the deaths of three soldiers.
Cpl Jake Hartley, 20, of New Mill; Pte Anton Frampton, 20, of Longwood, and Pte Daniel Wilford, 21, of Cowlersley, were killed in Afghanistan alongside three colleagues when their Warrior armoured vehicle hit a huge roadside bomb on March 6.
This photograph taken by Examiner reader Tim Hoggarth from Lowerhouses calls to mind the Ode To The Fallen which is repeated at memorial services.
Everyone knows the words:
‘They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
‘Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
‘We will remember them.’
But where do the words come from?
They are taken from Laurence Binyon’s poem ‘For the Fallen’ which was first published in The Times in September 1914.
The memorial in Greenhead Park originally opened on April 26, 1924, with thousands gathering to watch the ceremony.
It had been designed by Sir Charles Nicholson, one of the country’s most well-known and respected ecclesiastical architects, who was at the height of his career at that time.
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