Remembrance Day: Services to remember the brave

Morley will remember the fallen this weekend.
Morley will remember the fallen this weekend.

The heroes from Morley who lost their lives fighting for their country a century ago will be remembered with a series of memorial services this weekend.

The Festival of Remembrance will take place at Morley Town Hall at 7.30pm this Friday November 7, with candles being lit in memory of those from the area who perished in World War One and other conflicts since.

On Sunday, the annual Service of Remembrance will take place at 11am in Scatcherd Park, led by Rev Mike Godfrey, chaplain to the Morley Branch of the British Legion. The service will be preceded by a parade from the town hall to the war memorial in the park at 10.30am.

Services will also be held on Remembrance Sunday at the war memorial in Churwell at 9.30am, in Gildersome at 11am and at the war memorial on Whitehall Road, Drighlington at 2.30pm. There will also be the Tingley Air Crash service at 2.15pm.

Coun Terry Grayshon, organiser of the Festival Remembrance, said: “This year we think of the outbreak of The Great War and the absolute horror of that conflict.

“Whilst thousands signed up to join the Armed Forces and fight for King and country, there were thousands who joined organisations caring for the injured, the bereaved and their families.

“This year the candle of remembrance will be lit by Major Colin Stephens of the Morley Salvation Army, it seems fitting to me that this year we remember the work of those organisations who did so very much to help others during this very difficult period of history.”