In photos: Armistice Day at Bramley War Memorial

Bramley veteran Andy Hulme (Royal Military Police) reading the Exhortation (the dedication to the fallen which precedes the Last Post). Photo: Ivor Hughes

By Ivor Hughes

Saturday 11 November 2023. Armistice Day itself rather than the adjacent Remembrance Sunday. Highlighted this year, sadly, by an escalation in precisely the kind of conflict it seeks to deter: Israel-Gaza with accompanying marches on the day.

No hint of any such tensions in Bramley Park, where Bramley War Memorial commemorates the fallen from Bramley, Rodley & Stanningley.

Saturday’s Remembrance Service was the full version. Though Remembrance Sundays have wider representation from veterans, emergency services, local politicians, youth groups, churches and the like. Still, everyone there on the Saturday wanted to be.

Here are some photos from the event:

Bramley War Memorial was dedicated on 4 August 2014, the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One. Among those commemorated on the memorial is Bramley born Lance Sergeant Fred McNess VC (Victoria Cross) of The Scots Guards. In his honour, Sergeant Scott Small represented the regiment at that dedication. Photo: Ivor Hughes
Major Caroline Howard of Salvation Army, Bramley, welcomed all and read the first lesson.
Reverend Paul Greenin of Bramley Baptist Church followed.



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