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Record Remembrance Day turn-outs in tribute to the fallen
6:55pm Sunday 11th November 2012 in Local news
Bradford Lord Mayor Councillor Dale Smith attended a Remembrance Day parade in Ilkley.
The parade was led from the Brook Street car park to the Memorial Gardens.
Meanwhile, Otley held a remembrance event and a two-minute silence in the memorial garden.
The first ceremony was followed by a parade led by the local branch of the Royal British Legion and ex-servicemen through the town to the Methodist Church.
The procession also included police and fire service members, councillors and other dignitaries, and assembled at Station Road at 2pm.
A Remembrance Service was then held at the Methodist Church, and the parade then made its way to the Garden of Remembrance in Bondgate for the laying of wreaths.
Meanwhile, Bradford experienced one of its largest crowds at its remembrance event which began in Centenary Square.
About one thousand people in Bradford joined the nation and fell silent as the clock struck 11am. A parade with cadets, veterans of war, serving soldiers and members of the public set off from Centenary Square.
Bradford Lord Mayor Councillor Dale Smith said: “The turnout was astonishing. There was a huge number of young people, people of mixed faiths and creeds, all recognising the sacrifices over the years and still being made.”
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