TOWNS and villages across Wharfedale and Aireborough fell silent last weekend to honour the war dead.

There were large turn-outs for Remembrance services and parades across the area on Sunday, November 12 - and for Armistice Day events held at 11am the previous day.

In Guiseley there was a 10am service at St Oswald's Church and a parade filled with dignitaries and representatives from uniformed groups including the armed forces, Royal British Legion, the police, Air Cadets and local Scouts,

Guides, Brownies and Cubs.

They assembled at the war memorial for an 11am ceremony that included the Last Post, a two minutes' silence and the laying of wreaths.

In Otley an Armistice Day service at the Memorial Garden was very well supported on Saturday, when the Town Mayor and other councillors attended for a ceremony led by Reverend Graham Buttanshaw.

On Sunday a large parade marched through town to a packed Our Lady and All Saints Church, for the Remembrance service, and then reformed to make its way to the Memorial Garden for an Act of Remembrance.

The Remembrance service in Pool-in-Wharfedale was held at the Methodist Chapel at 10am on Sunday, and was followed by an Act of Remembrance at the cenotaph.

There, children laid individual crosses for each person from the villages of Pool and Arthington who had been lost in conflict.

A service of Remembrance then followed at St Giles Church.

At Bramhope, meanwhile, a parade set off from the Village Hall at 10.30am and finished at the Memorial Garden before 11am, when a two minutes' silence was observed and wreaths laid.

Other local Remembrance events included a service at the Memorial Stone in Rawdon at 11am on Saturday and then, on Sunday, a parade that concluded with a 3pm service at the war memorial.

A Remembrance service was also held at Yeadon Methodist Church on Sunday morning and followed by a wreath-laying ceremony, outside the Town Hall, at 11.30am.