Remembering the fallen this year

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Kirklees Council is hosting two Civic Remembrance Sunday services this year on Sunday 14 November and is encouraging residents to pay their respects. This will include the usual event we organise every year in Huddersfield and an additional service in Dewsbury.

What’s happening this year?

Last year, there was a limited programme of events due to Covid-19. This year, with restrictions having been lifted, communities are once again planning parades and wreath-laying ceremonies.

Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Nigel Patrick, will lead the Huddersfield Service of Remembrance at Huddersfield Parish Church on Sunday 14 November at 10.50 am. The parade will start from Huddersfield Town Hall at 10.30 am and will re-form after the service and return to the Town Hall. Those entering Church will be required to wear a mask at all times, unless exempt.

Former Mayor of Kirklees, Jim Dodds, will be the civic representative for the Dewsbury Service of Remembrance, which will be held in Dewsbury Minister on Sunday 14 November at 10.30 am.  The parade will start from Dewsbury Town Hall at 10.20 am and will re-form after the service and return to the Memorial Gardens on Longcauseway for a wreath-laying service.  Those entering the Minster will be required to wear a mask until seated, unless exempt.

Armistice Day Services, on the 11 November, are being organised by the Royal British Legion at Greenhead Park in Huddersfield and Memorial Gardens, Longcauseway in Dewsbury.

There will be a national two-minute silence on Armistice Day (11 November) which people are encouraged to observe wherever they may be.

Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Nigel Patrick, said:

“Remembrance is an important way for us all to say thank you to those who have served in the past and present.

“I’m pleased that we are able to once again invite people to join us in paying their respects at Civic services, which is something I know is important to local people.

There is practical help and advice in relation to organising an event on the Council’s website.

Remembrance Sunday marks the start of Inter Faith Week 2021. If you’re interested in learning from other religions and beliefs take a look at the events happening across Kirklees – Inter Faith Week 2021

Road closures for Remembrance Sunday

Huddersfield:

8.00 am – 1.00 pm

  • Corporation Street (from Princess Street to Ramsden Street)

9.30 am – 1.00 pm

  • Victoria Lane (from Nelson Mandela Corner to Ramsden Street)
  • Ramsden Street (from Victoria Lane to New Street)
  • Market Place (from Cloth Hall Street to Kirkgate)
  • Kirkgate (from Market Place to Byram Street)
  • Byram Street (from Kirkgate to St Peter’s Street)
  • St Peter’s Street (from Byram Street to John William Street)
  • John William Street (from St Peters Street to Market Place)
  • Market Place (John William Street to New Street)
  • New Street (Market Place to Ramsden Street)

Dewsbury:

8.00 am – 1.00 pm

  • Town Hall Way (from Wakefield Old Road to Longcauseway)
  • Longcauseway (from Wakefield Old Road to Vicarage Road/Rishworth Road

9.30 am – 1.00 pm

  • Vicarage Road (Rishworth Road to Aldams Road/Savile Road)