Both the Parish’s Acts of Remembrance at Cross Roads and Haworth were well supported by members of the community and many guests. The Cross Roads ceremony took place following services at both St James’ Parish Church and Lees Methodists while the Haworth act followed a service at St Michaels and All Angels, Haworth Parish Church. This year’s Acts were particularly poignant as it is 100 years since the start of the First World War.
At Haworth’s Act David Pearson, the Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire who lives in the village, placed a wreath on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen while other wreaths were placed by Cllr Rebecca Poulsen on behalf of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Cllr John Huxley on behalf of Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury. There were also wreaths laid on behalf of the British Legion, SAAFA ( an Armed Services Charity), the West Yorkshire Constabulary, The Scouts Association, the Girl Guides Association, Haworth & Worth Valley Rotary Club, Keighley and Worth Valle y Railway, Wyedean Weaving and other local organisations.
Cllr Huxley said: “The Acts of Remembrance are attracting more and
more support from our communities for which we are grateful. This year we particularly remembered those who gave their lives in the First World War and we also kept in mind all those who had made the supreme sacrifice in all the other conflicts right up to the wars that are going on today.
“I should like to thank those Councillors and members of the community who assisted us in running today’s Acts of Remembrance as well as Rev. Peter Mayo-Smith, the Priest in Charge at Haworth Parish Church and St James’, Cross Roads for organising the religious element of the Act.
“I am particularly grateful to Sergeant Chris Watson and the members of his Neighbourhood Policing Team for keeping us safe during the Act of Remembrance and to Bradford Metropolitan District Council for facilitating the road closure in Haworth as well as supplying the appropriate road signage.”