Remembering the fallen

The Mayor of Kirklees Council, Mumtaz Hussain, is appealing to local people to support the poppy appeal again this year and to remember the fallen.

Once again, communities throughout Kirklees will come together on 10 November to remember those who have given their lives in conflict.

Cllr Hussain said:

“I would urge people to attend their local Remembrance Service so we can help to ensure that the sacrifices people made for our future will never be forgotten.

Remembrance Day is our opportunity to say thank you to those who have served in the past and present, and wearing a poppy is a visible sign of our gratitude.

Families continue to suffer loss in conflicts across the world, and service men and women often return needing support to rehabilitate and move forward. The money raised by the British Legion’s poppy appeal fund provides essential support for those that need it, not only in terms of rehabilitation, but also for those who are experiencing multiple challenges such as being out of work, dealing with mental health problems, financial issues and alcohol abuse.

Welfare services linked to the Poppy Appeal cost more than £1million a week – so please be generous in your support.”


ALMONDBURY 2019 – Service at Almondbury Methodist Church, Westgate at 10.00 am.  Following the service wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial at 11.00 am.

BATLEY 2019 – Procession assembles at Batley Market Place at 10.15 am for march off at 10.35 to Batley War Memorial Gardens for service at 10.55 am.  After service procession will re-form in Cambridge Street and return to Town Hall where refreshments will be served.

BIRSTALL 2019 – Assemble 1.45 pm Carr Street/Market Street corner, Birstall, for march off at 2.00 pm for service at St Peter’s Church at 2.20 pm where wreaths will be laid at war memorial at approximately 3.00 pm.  Following service procession will not re-form.

DENBY DALE 2019 – Service at Denby Dale Methodist Church, Cumberworth Lane at 9.30 am followed by short service and wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial at 10.50 am.

DEWSBURY 2019 – Procession assembles at Dewsbury Town Hall at 10.00 am for march off at 10.10 am to Dewsbury Minster for service at 10.15 am until 11.30 am.  Following service parade will be transported to Crow Nest Park, and re-form for march off from park gates at 12.00 noon.  Service of Remembrance will take place at War Memorial at 12.15 pm, where wreaths will be laid.

EAST BIERLEY & BIRKENSHAW 2019 – Short dedication of Birkenshaw War Memorial in St. Paul’s Church at 9.30 am. Thereafter the Parade musters in front of the Community Hall for march off at 10.10 am through Birkenshaw on Bradford Road to Cenotaph on South View Road, East Bierley.  Act of Remembrance at Cenotaph begins at 10.40 am.

GOLCAR 2019 – Assemble at Manor Road at 10.15 am for service at the War memorial at Jubilee Square at 10.45 am.  Parade to Golcar Royal British Legion Club (salute outside the Rose and Crown).  Possible short stop at the Providence Church for the congregation to join the parade.

HECKMONDWIKE 2019 – Meet at 11.45 am round War Memorial in Green Park, Heckmondwike for service at 12.00 noon.

HOLMFIRTH 2019 – Service at 10.45 am in Holy Trinity Parish Church followed by wreath laying service at War Memorial.  Wreath to be laid in church then taken to War Memorial for ceremony at 12.00 noon.   Refreshments will be provided in Holme Valley Hospital after the service.

HONLEY 2019 – 10.00 am Service of Remembrance at St Mary’s Parish Church, Honley.  10.45 am – Parade to War Memorial for a Service of Remembrance and laying of wreaths.  The Parade will then reform and march back to village centre.

HUDDERSFIELD 2019 – Procession assembles Victoria Lane at 10.15 am for march off at 10.30 am.  Service at 10.50 am at Huddersfield Parish Church, following which the procession will re-form and the salute will be taken in the Market Place on the return route.  Procession will dismiss in Ramsden Street outside the Town Hall where refreshments will be available.

KIRKBURTON 2019 – Meet at Church and muster for 10.30 am to process to war memorial for Service at 10.45 am.  Wreaths will be laid at the cenotaph following which the Service will return and continue at the Parish Church.

LINDLEY 2019 – Short service of dedication of the new War Memorial in Lidget Street followed by Act of Remembrance.  Following this the procession will lead to both Lindley Methodist Church and St Stephen’s Church for prayers of remembrance.

LONGWOOD 2019 – St Mark’s and Parkwood Methodists meet at War Memorial for joint Act of Remembrance at 11.00 am where wreaths will be laid.  Following the ceremony the service will continue at both churches – St Mark’s, Longwood and Parkwood Methodists (in the Parish Centre).

MARSDEN 2019 – Assemble at Marsden Royal British Legion at 10.20 am for march off at 10.40 am to Cenotaph in Marsden Park for wreath-laying ceremony and two minutes silence at 11.00 am.  Following ceremony parade will re-form and march to St Bartholomew’s Church for Service at approximately 11.20 am after which it will return via Station Road and Dirker Drive to Royal British Legion HQ for dismissal.

MELTHAM 2019 – Assemble in Carlile Street at 10.20 am – march off at 10.30 am to St Bartholomew’s Church where service will be held at 10.45 am.  Following service parade will re-form in Greens End Road, process through Market Place for salute to be taken on the Library steps prior to dismissal.  Wreaths will be laid on war memorial in church grounds following service.

MIRFIELD 2019 – Assemble at 1.30 pm latest in Lowlands Road for march off at 2.00 pm via Station Road and Huddersfield Road for Service & wreath laying at War Memorial in Ings Grove Park. Following service procession will return to Lowlands Road for dismissal. Tea and Coffee will be served at the Fire Station, refreshments at Mirfield Constitutional Club, St Paul’s Road, and hot food at The Old Colonial, Dunbottle Lane (free of charge).

NEW MILL 2019 – 10.30 am service in New Mill Parish Church.  11.30 am procession (with Holmfirth Air Training Corps) into New Mill for wreath laying at 12.00 noon in the Remembrance Room of New Mill Club, followed by refreshments.

SLAITHWAITE 2019 – Service in St James’s Parish Church at 9.45 am followed by wreath Laying Service at War Memorial at 11.00 am.

SPENBOROUGH 2019 – Assemble adjacent to the Town Hall at 2.15 pm.  Parade will march off at 2.30 pm to Memorial Park to lay wreaths.  Parade will then march to St John’s Church for service at 3.00 pm.

Additional Services

Huddersfield – 2019

Saturday 2 November- Dedication of Garden of Remembrance – assemble at 10.45 am in Market Place for service at 10.55 am

Monday 11 November – Armistice Day Service – Gather at Greenhead Park lower gates at 10.15 am for procession at 10.40 am to the War Memorial and service at 10.55 am.

Monday 11 November- Remembrance Service at Tolson Museum- Gather at the Heritage Memorial Garden at 10.45 am

Dewsbury – 2019

Wednesday 6 November-Assemble Dewsbury Town Hall at 10.45 am to process to Longcauseway for Dedication of Garden of Remembrance at 11.00 am.  Refreshments following in Dewsbury Town Hall.

Cleckheaton – 2019

Monday 4 November-Dedication of Garden of Remembrance outside Town Hall at 11.00 am

Friday 8 November- Schools wreath-laying service in Memorial Park at 10.30 am for 11.00 am

Monday 11 November- Service at Memorial Park at 11.00 am.

Birdsedge – 2019

Monday 11 November- 10.45 am  –  Service at War Memorial on the village green, Penistone Road, Birdsedge. Virginia

Lindley – 2019

Monday 11 November- 10.50 am – Gather at the War Memorial for Act of Remembrance and prayers.

One comment

  • a pity the service at the Town hall had to be cancelled due to lack of support. A collection there would have raised funds for the RBL.

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