Scores of people pay tribute to armed forces

Beverley Armed Forces Day
Beverley Armed Forces Day

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).