Day to reflect ‘exceeded all expectations’

Youngsters lay a wreath at Hebden Bridge. Picture by Gordon Wilkinson

Youngsters lay a wreath at Hebden Bridge. Picture by Gordon Wilkinson

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Remembrance Sunday services in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd “exceeded all expectations” with many people attending them.

Auriol McDougall of Hebden Bridge and District Royal British Legion said: “They both went really well.

“They exceeded all our expectations and we were absolutely delighted to see so many people there - over both towns several hundred people attended.

“What was so nice was to see families with young children there. It was an opportunity to remember and reflect,” she said.

Hebden Bridge Brass band led the Hebden Bridge Parade in the morning before wreath laying at the New Road memorial, after which a service at St James’s Church was taken by Vicar of Hebden Bridge, Rev Howard Pask.

In the afternoon, Hebden Bridge Junior Band led the parade in Mytholmroyd, which progressed to the solider memorsail in the centre of the village, before a service at St Michael’s Church led by Rev Cathy Reardon.

Among those taking part at the ceremonies were civic heads including thye Mayor of Hebden Royd Coun Jonathan Timbers and representatives from the area’s parish councils.

Services of Remembrance on Sunday also included those held at Heptonstall, Wadsworth and Luddenden Foot.