Sunday, 10 November 2013

Above: Wreaths of poppies were laid by local organisations and individuals at Silsden's Remembrance Day service at the war memorial on November 10, 2013. There was a large gathering in bright sunshine. The Town Band accompanied the hymns.
Above: Douglas Boulton, president of Silsden Royal British Legion, lays the Legion's wreath.
Above: Ex-servicemen and Legion members wait to lay wreaths.
Above: The Rev David Griffiths, of St James' Parish Church, conducted the service, assisted by Father Michael McLaughlin, of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church.
Above: A section of the public at the service. Attendance seems to increase each year. 
Above (left to right): Silsden Royal British Legion standard-bearer David Rishworth, chairman Jean Bower, town mayor Chris Atkinson and Legion president Douglas Boulton.
Above: Scouts and cubs were among the many young people taking part. A wreath was also laid on behalf of Silsden Youth Council.
Above: The Menin Gate at Ypres, where the names of 54,389 officers and men who fell in Flanders Fields and who have no known grave are inscribed. The names include that of Private Thomas Henry Fort, of Raikes Head Farm, Silsden, whose letter from the trenches to his family a year before his death in 1917 was read out at the service.