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WW1 & WW2 (Guiseley) Remembrance

War Memorial 2000

Title War Memorial
Date 2000
Location Guiseley
Photo ID M310
Comment In the centre of the group is Bernard Atha, Lord Mayor of Leeds, on his right is Alec Todd a sign writer by profession and also grandfather of Paul Bennett Todd who donated this photo.
Remembrance Sunday Towngate 2013

FBA199 – Remembrance Sunday Towngate, 2013.

Remembrance Sunday Towngate – 2013

The Armistice to end World War I, came at 11am on 11th November 1918. This day became the official time of  Remembrance for the fallen of that conflict, tragically many more have perished in different wars since, now all are honoured and remembered at Remembrance Services on that day and also on the nearest Sunday.

Remembrance Sunday Towngate 2013

FBA192 – Remembrance Sunday Towngate, 2013.

Remembrance Sunday Towngate – 2013

As above.

WWI Commemoration 2014

IMG_0645 – WWI Commemoration, 2014.

WW1 Commemoration – 2014

An exhibition in Guiseley Methodist Church on Oxford Road, Guiseley 1914, remembering All Local Men Who Went To Fight And All Those Who Waited For Them To Come Home.”
It can be viewed any Thursday during August 2014 between 10am-11.30am and all day Bank Holiday Monday August 25th at the Church Open Day.

WW1 Commemoration 2014

FBA205 – WWI Commemoration, 2014.

WW1 Commemoration – 2014

The poppy was chosen as a symbol of remembrance as it grew in profusion over the battlefields of the 1914-18 War, their colour reflecting the spilled blood of the fallen. This war inspired many moving poems to be written, one of which was “In Flanders Fields” by John Macrae, written in May 1915 :
“In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row
That mark our place, and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields”

Remembrance Service 2014

P089 – Remembrance Service, 2014.

Remembrance Service – 2014

A service to mark the onset of WW1, crosses are being placed as a gesture to honour the fallen.

Photographer Joanne Coultas.

Remembrance Sunday Towngate 2016

C614 – Remembrance Sunday Towngate, 2016.

Remembrance Sunday Towngate – 2016

Crowds of participants assemble around the Garden of Remembrance at Towngate including the choir and clergy of St. Oswald’s Church, Army Cadets and the band of the Air Training Corps. Ernest Carr, aged over 100 years attended and got out of his wheelchair to lay a wreath in respect and remembrance of all who have lost their lives in war.

Photographer Edwy Harling.

Memorial Service Towngate 2018

N773 – Memorial Service Towngate, 2018.

Memorial Service Towngate – 2018

Undeterred by wet weather, an estimated 4,500 people attended the memorial service for the centenary of the Armistice in 1918, held at the Garden of Remembrance on Towngate.
151 Roll of Honour plaques were hung on the wall of St. Oswald’s Church, each one bore the name, address and occupation of each Guiseley man killed in the conflict. The display of artefacts and ephemera was done by Denisons’s Funeral Directors.

Photographer Edwy Harling.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 08 March 2022.
Last updated: 13 April 2022.

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