REMEMBRANCE Day will be marked across the district this weekend with a number of parades and services.

In Ilkley the Remembrance parade will meet on Sunday at 2.40pm at the back of the Town Hall. The parade then walks down the Grove to stand in the Memorial Gardens for the service to begin at 3pm.

Dignitaries in attendance will be The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Mr Roger Whittaker and The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Doreen Lee who will lead the parade, followed by District Councillors, Ilkley Town Mayor, Cllr Mark Stidworthy, councillors and officers of the Town Council.

The parade will also include, veteran and serving soldiers of the British Armed Forces, guides, brownies, cubs and scouts.

There will be a dedication to the palm tree that has been planted in dedication to all the service men and women who served in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean.

The service will be led by Rev Mike Coe with other Clergy from different faiths in Ilkley in attendance. A collection will be held with all donations directly sent to the Royal British Legion. Everybody is welcome to attend.

In Addingham the service is at10.30am on Sunday at St Peter’s Church, Church Street with a parade from 11.45am from St Peter’s Church to the War Memorial, Main Street (by Memorial Hall) where there will be a wreath laying ceremony.

In Burley-in-Wharfedale there is a 9.45am service on Sunday at St Mary’s Church, Corn Mill Lane, Burley-in-Wharfedale with an 11am Act of Remembrance and laying of wreaths at the Cenotaph.

In Menston a Service of Remembrance is to be held on Sunday at the Memorials outside Kirklands Community Centre. Assemble for service lead by local ministers at 10.30am. Service will commence 10.45am. There will be refreshments in the Community Centre following service.

Guiseley’s Royal British Legion Remembrance Parade will be held on Sunday with a service at 10am at St Oswald’s Church. The Last Post and wreath laying will take place at 11am at Towngate Memorial Garden.

To take part in the parade meet at the guide hut at 9.15am. Refreshments will be available in the guide hut afterwards.

The parade will be led by Yeadon air cadets, and the Last Post will be played by Guiseley brass band. The service will be taken by Father David Pickett.

On Monday local schools will hold a two minutes silence at the memorial garden at 11am.

In Yeadon the Remembrance Service and the laying of wreaths will take place at the War Memorial Stone in front of Yeadon Methodist Church at 11.30am on Sunday. All are welcome to share in the service.

In Rawdon the parade will assemble at the Emmott Arms on Sunday to set off at 2.30pm. It will travel down Over Lane to the War Memorial on Leeds Road, where the service will take place at 3pm.

In Horsforth the Remembrance parade will muster at about 10am on Sunday at the junction of Broadgate Lane and Stanhope Drive and will set off at about 10.15am. It will march down Stanhope Drive and arrive at the cenotaph at the junction of the ring road and Fink Hill at about 10.55am. The Remembrance service starts there at 11am.

A torchlight procession will also be held in Horsforth as part of remembrance events at the Grove Methodist Church this weekend.

The procession will take place on Saturday, November 9 and will be followed by prayers on the Green. Sessions will take place at 6pm for families and 8pm for adults.

The film War Horse will be shown in the Grove Centre at 6.45pm on Friday, November 8. There is no entry fee and donations are welcome.

On Monday, November 11 from 10am to 12 noon Horsforth Church Together will invite people to remember and reflect. The event will include artwork, books, displays and memorabilia from the two World Wars. A two minute silence will be observed at 11am.

In Otley a Remembrance parade will set off from the bottom of Station Road at 2pm on Sunday, November 10 and and make its way to the Methodist Church for a 2.30pm service.

The parade will reform following the service and proceed to the Memorial Garden, on Bondgate, for a ceremony and the Laying of Wreaths.

In Bramhope those taking part in the Remembrance parade - including Royal British Legion members and Guides, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Brownies, Parish Councillors and dignitaries - will set off from the Village Hall at 10.30am.

The parade will head to the War Memorial on Eastgate for a ceremony that will include welcome prayers and blessings, a two-minute silence at 11am, the laying of wreaths and the planting of poppy crosses by local youth groups.

That will be followed by the Last Post, the Binyon Dedication and the Kohima epitaph.

Then, after a further hymn and prayers, proceedings will move to St Giles Church for an 11.30am Memorial Service.

At Pool-in-Wharfedale a 10am Remembrance service, led by Rev Leonora Wassell, will be held at the Methodist Church. The congregation will then proceed to the Cenotaph for 10.45am where the names of the fallen will be read out and children will place poppy crosses for each of those named. Cadets from 58 Squadron (ATC) Harrogate will also be present this year.

Wreaths will be placed at the Cenotaph and The Last Post will be played as those who are assembled remember those who have sacrificed their lives.