LONE pipers will play in Rawdon and Horsforth to commemorate the end of the First World War.

The sound of the traditional Scottish aire Battle’s O’er will be heard at 6am on November 11 at Rawdon Littlemoor Centenary Stone and at Horsforth war memorial as part of an international commemoration marking the signing of the armistice.

In Horsforth wreaths will be laid at First World War graves on Friday, November 9. Anyone wanting to attend should meet at Horsforth Cemetery at 10.45am.

On Remembrance Sunday the parade will meet at the junction of Stanhope Drive/Broadgate Lane for 10am.  The parade will finish at the war memorial and the Remembrance Service will then begin.

In Rawdon services of remembrance will take place on Sunday at 10am, at St Peter’s Church, 10.30am at Trinity Church, and at 3pm at the Garden of Remembrance and then the Centenary Stone.

The Last Post will be played at 6.55pm on the West side of Rawdon Billing.

There will be displays of life-size seated silhouette figures representing the fallen in both churches, and a display in Rawdon Community Library.

At St. Peter’s Church a poppy cascade hangs down the outside of the tower. Other poppies are displayed within the church, including an area to mark the sacrifice of animals during the conflict.

A short history of the 99 people from Rawdon who died in the war has been posted in St Peter’s and Trinity Churches as well as in local shops and houses. A book about each individual, researched by parish councillor John Davies, is available at both Churches and at Rawdon Community Library.

St Peter’s Church is open from 10am to 4pm until November 11.

John Davies, Chairman of Rawdon Parish Council, said: “We are proud to be playing a part in this historic international event to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War, and to recognise the contribution and sacrifice made by the men and women from our own community.”

In Guiseley the Remembrance parade will set off at 10am from St Oswald’s Church, and will be followed by the Last Post and a wreath-laying ceremony at 11am at Towngate Memorial Garden.

The town has been commemorating the centenary this month with Guiseley Remembers, a series of events orchestrated by Codswallop CIC

Among the schemes are the planting of clay poppies, forget-me-nots and cornflowers around the often overlooked war graves in St Oswalds graveyard. In addition 21 plaques have been put up across the town outside the addresses of the women who signed up to The British Red Cross and served in Auxiliary hospitals.

The commemorations also include performances from Guiseley school, community groups and the Black Dyke Band, as well as a public screening of Journeys End.

Jacob Phillips, Artistic Director for Codswallop, said: “One hundred years seems so distant but then you read a street name or family name you recognise and suddenly it become so much more relevant and personal, that is what we are trying to achieve through Guiseley Remembers’.

In Yeadon a service will be held at the Methodist Church at 10.30am, followed by wreath laying and a short service of dedication at 11.30am at the new Yeadon War Memorial in front of the Methodist Church. The new memorial was put in place thanks to the Yeadon War Memorial Project.

Otley and Yeadon councillor Colin Campbell said: “I think this is a great scheme with the community working to provide a tangible reminder of the sacrifice Yeadon made during the Great War.

I hope everyone who is able can come along.”

In Horsforth, where a parade traditionally culminates in a ceremony at the war memorial, a number of additional activities have been planned for this year.

St Margaret’s Church will have a “we will remember them” service at 2pm on Saturday, November 10.

Horsforth Churches Together will open the Grove Methodist Church from Friday to Sunday with displays from Horsforth Museum, Help for Heroes, Tommy and the There but not there campaign.

On Friday November 9 and Saturday November 10 there will be a candlelit prayer walk from the Grove to the Green at 6.30pm.