Scores of people pay tribute to armed forces

Beverley Armed Forces Day

Beverley Armed Forces Day

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Thousands of people flocked to Beverley’s Market Place to pay tribute to the nation’s armed forces.

This year’s Beverley Armed Forces Day, on Sunday 7 July, featured a Freedom Parade of The Defence School of Transport, military re-enactors with a weapons display, childrens rides, artillery display, military vehicles and a childrens climbing wall.

There was also a concert, with live music from Jam cover band All Mod Cons and Rolling Stones cover band Stikky Fingers.

It was the first time a concert had been held during a Beverley Armed Forces Day, which has taken place annually for the last five years.

Chairman of the event, David Elvidge, who is also a councillor representing the Minster and Woodmansey ward, said: “It was another successful day. It’s great for the town.

“I took a couple of walks from Northgate to the Market Place and it was buzzing.”

A number of civic dignitaries attended the event, including the Lord-lieutenant of the East Riding Susan Cunliffe-Lister.

For more pictures see this Friday’s Beverley Guardian (19 July).