THE PUBLIC are being urged to attend this year’s remembrance events amid fears that figures may fall.

Ilkley councillor Mike Gibbons said the town’s parade and service was normally well attended but that there were concerns that some people would see last year’s centenary commemorations as a cut-off point. But he stressed that remembrance events did not just commemorate the First World War but also the conflicts which had taken place since then.

And he told a meeting of Ilkley Parish Council events were still attended by relatives of people who died in the First World War. He stressed remembrance was still as important and he appealed to the public to keep up the momentum.

In Ilkley the remembrance parade will set off from Whitton Croft Road at about 2.15pm on Sunday, November 10. A service will take place at the Memorial Gardens at 3pm.

Record crowds turned out at events around the country last year to mark the centenary of the Armistice. In Ilkley a new memorial was unveiled, dedicated to the serving men of the Ilkley district who survived the conflict, and to those who helped build the post-war world.