Services ready to remember heroes

Remembrance Day Wakefield - Abstract
Remembrance Day Wakefield - Abstract

the Royal British Legion is all set to remember our fallen heroes.

Poppy wreaths are being prepared by groups for a number of services across the district.

Tina Stuart, chairman of the Normanton branch of the British Legion, said: “Last year the weather was awful and the children were soaked, but they still enjoyed themselves and understood it all.

“The most important thing is the knowledge and understanding of why we remember the soldiers.”

Wakefield Council will also be signing a military covenant at noon in the Town Hall on Sunday, November 13, to show support to British troops.

Wakefield services: Sunday, November 6 - service at the Nostell Priory church after a march from the house starting at 2.15pm. the Mayor and Consort for both Wakefield and Doncaster, and West Yorkshire Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison will be attending

Friday, November 11 - Act of Homage at 11am in Wakefield Cathedral.

Saturday, November 12 -planting of poppy crosses at 11am at Wakefield Cathedral.

Sunday, November 13 - Royal British Legion parade and service starting at 10.30am from Wakefield Cathedral to the War Memorial.

Normanton services: Friday, November 11 - Royal British Legion service at 10.30am in Haw Hill Park with St John the Baptist School and All Saints J&I School.

Sunday, November 13 - service at 11am in Haw Hill Park.

Horbury & Ossett services: Friday, November 11 - 11am services at Horbury Memorial Park, Horbury Bridge Park and the Ossett cenotaph.

Sunday, November 11 - a march in Horbury at 10.15am from Twitch Hill to St Peter’s Church, and a march in Ossett at 2pm from Ryecroft Street to North Ossett Trinity Church.