We will remember them all

market weighton
market weighton

HUNDREDS of residents lined town and village streets across East Yorkshire to honour all the brave soldiers who lost their lives at war.

Street parades and special services were held in Pocklington, Market Weighton and Stamford Bridge amongst others, with special services and silent moments of reflection taking place across the region to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Coun. Graham Perry unveils the new memorial at Grape lane

Coun. Graham Perry unveils the new memorial at Grape lane

Mayor of Pocklington, Councillor Graham Perry, said that attendance for this year’s parade through the town centre had seen an even better number than last year.

He said: “It went very well, there was a splendid turn-out involving a large number of younger people in Pocklington.”

The parade stopped off at the town’s Market Place cenotaph and at the Grape Lane memorial where a special dedication service took place to mark the unveiling of a new memorial to local soldiers who lost their lives in more recent conflicts.

Coun Perry said: “Pocklington Town Council was proud to be part of the event and saw it as a credit to the town in this act of remembrance to the fallen.”

A special service was also held at Barmby Moor in memory of the 102 Squadron based on the outskirts of the village.

Market Weighton residents turned out in force to pay their respects at a parade through the town, stopping off at All Saints’ Church and the war memorial for wreath laying.

Mayor of Market Weighton, Peter Hemmerman, said: “There was a lot of people involved, more than last year.

“There is quite a groundswell of support for it, with conflicts still ongoing overseas I think people want to remember and also to reflect on what soldiers are currently going through.”

Stamford Bridge also hosted a parade down Bridlington Road, ending at St John the Baptist Church for wreath laying and a service.

• Turn to pages 13 and 14 for our Remembrance Day picture special.