A COMMEMORATIVE garden has been opened to remember Aireborough people who lost their lives in the First World War.

The official opening in Nunroyd Park was performed on Monday by the Lord Mayor of Leeds Cllr Jane Dawson. Representatives of the Royal British Legion attended with their standard. The Rector of St Oswald's gave a reading and the blessing, and the Guiseley Methodist Minister gave a prayer. Guiseley Brass Band provided First World War themed music as well as accompanying the hymn. Children from several local schools attended and one youngster presented a posy to Cllr Dawson.

The development of the project was led by Guiseley and Rawdon councillors Paul Wadsworth, Graham Latty and Pat Latty.

In the run up to the opening Cllr Graham Latty said: "It is important that we take the time to remember those from Aireborough who have lost their lives in conflict, and a commemorative garden is an ideal way to encourage quiet reflection. I would like to thank everyone involved in the project, and hope that the garden will now take its place at the heart of the local community."