PEOPLE of all ages will pay their respects to those who have lost their lives in conflicts at Remembrance events this weekend.
Local groups, including army cadets, have been helping with this year’s Poppy Appeal by making and selling poppies.
The Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Barbara Boyce, and the Civic Party will join residents to pay their respects at the city’s Remembrance Service and parade in the Memorial Gardens, Leeman Road, on Sunday.
The parade leaves from Clifford’s Tower at 10.30am and marches to the Memorial Gardens, including serving military personnel and regiments from across the city, with civilian organisations, including Scouts, Guides and St John Ambulance.
The service will start with a two-minute silence. There will be prayers and wreath laying, led by the Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire followed by the Lord Mayor. They will then review those who are on parade.
The Railway Institute Band will provide the music for the ceremony and parade.
The parade will then return to St Helen’s Square where the Lord Lieutenant, Lord Mayor and General Hill CBE, of 1 Division UK will take the salute as the parade marches past. The flag on the Mansion House will also be lowered as a mark of respect; the first time the flag has been in operation since the restoration began on the historic building in January 2016.
Cllr Boyce said: “It is vital that as a city we continue to remember those who sacrificed so much for us. It is an honour and a privilege to lay the wreath at the Remembrance Sunday Service on behalf of York residents.”
There will be a rolling road closure in effect, from 10.15am to 11am, and for the return parade from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Areas affected include routes in the area of Clifford’s Tower, Tower Street, Coney Street, Museum Street, Lendal Bridge, Station Rise, Station Road and Leeman Road.
Pocklington: Armistice Day Act of Remembrance, 11am, Saturday, World War I Memorial at Brass Castle Hill. The Town Council's Remembrance Sunday Parade sets off at 2.15pm, with the first Act of Remembrance at the World War II Memorial Garden, and the second Act of Remembrance at the World War 1 memorial, before a Service of Remembrance in the Methodist Church.
Selby: Remembrance Sunday Service at Selby Abbey, from 10am. The procession leaves the Community Centre, Scott Road, at 9.30am with the Guides and Scout Band leading the procession.
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The Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Rosalind Forbes Adams will lay a wreath as well as the Mayor and lots of local groups at Selby Park, opposite the Abbey. Wreaths will then be laid within the Abbey Grounds at the RAF 51 Squadron memorial.
Harrogate: Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph including the Army Foundation College, the Royal British Legion, Regimental Associations, Uniformed Cadets and Scouts and Guides. In the afternoon a Service is also held at the Commonwealth War Graves at Stonefall where Commonwealth representatives attend together with civic parties.
In Ryedale, the Remembrance weekend starts with Malton, Norton and District RBL’s Festival of Remembrance Concert at Norton College, from 7.30pm on Friday.
The evening will include a service by Canon John Manchester and music from Swinton Excelsior Band, Scarborough Sea Cadet Band and Declan Suddaby. There will also be a raffle and refreshments. Admission is £5 and £3.50 for concessions.
Helmsley: 10.50am at the Memorial in the churchyard; Reading of the names on the Helmsley Town Memorial, wreath laying, 11am bells, Last Post Silence, 11.05am Town Remembrance, service with presentation of flags in the Parish Church.
Kirkbymoorside: 10.40am – march from the Moorside Club, led by the Kirkbymoorside Town Band, to the War Memorial at All Saints Church for a Service of Remembrance and wreath-laying. March back to the club where the band will give a short service.
Norton: A service at St Peter’s Church, in Norton, at 10am, with laying of wreaths. The church will open between 2pm and 4pm for people who want to visit Norton’s war memorial, which is the chapel.
Malton: Memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial in Malton, starting at 11am, followed by a parade through the town.
Pickering: 10am, the Parish Church holds its weekly Sunday Eucharist, which concludes at 11am with an Act of Remembrance before the Town War Memorial, which is in the church. At 2pm the Service for Remembrance Sunday is held in church, followed by wreath laying at the Memorial Hall.