Photos capture D-Day remembrance in Bramley and Rodley

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Rodley at 11am. Rodley War Memorial was completed in 2021 and was a product of the imagination, planning, design and fundraising of Allan Howard (left) and Jordan Bray. Jordan’s short dedication to D-Day events spanned two minutes’ silence. Recognising that some attendees might have been diverted by television coverage of the events in Normandy, and it being a weekday, they have decided to run a repeat event at 11am on Sunday.

6 June 1944 – a day remembered in Rodley and Bramley.

While D-Day was being commemorated nationally and internationally, the communities of Rodley and Bramley were commemorating their fallen in both World Wars. Ivor Hughes reports.

Bramley at 1.30pm. Norah Gibson of The Friends of Bramley War Memorial opened the proceedings.
Rev Julia Wilkins, Rector of Bramley St Peters, led the assembly in prayer.
Councillor Kevin Ritchie read the poem Remembrance. Cllr Ritchie had also attended the earlier event in Rodley.
Two wreaths and commemorative poppies were placed at the foot of the memorial.
Eddie Seville enlisted in the Royal Navy in the fifties and saw service in the Far East. The medal at the centre of three is the Nuclear Test Medal, bearing King Charles’ head. It was announced by the Prime Minister in 2022 and issued last year.

All images by Ivor Hughes.

Editor’s note: West Leeds Dispatch was proud to be the sole media representative present at each event.

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