COMMUNITIES across Wharfedale and Aireborough will fall silent this weekend in memory of the war dead.

Local Remembrance services and parades will take place both on Armistice Day - Saturday, November 11 - and Sunday, November 12.

In Otley an Armistice Day ceremony, including a prayer and two minutes' silence while the Last Post is played, will be held in the Memorial Garden at 11am.

That will be followed on Sunday by a parade, featuring members of the Armed Forces and the Royal British Legion, which will set off from the bottom of Station Road at 2.15pm.

The procession will make its way to Our Lady and All Saints Catholic Church, on Bridge Street, for a 2.30pm Remembrance service.

Afterwards it will reform and proceed to the Memorial Garden for an Act of Remembrance and wreath laying ceremony.

Town Mayor Councillor Nigel Francis is inviting all organisations who wish to march to meet at Station Road at 2pm.

In Guiseley there will be a 10am Remembrance service at St Oswald's Church on Sunday.

That will be followed at 11am, in Towngate Memorial Garden, by the playing of the Last Post and a wreath-laying ceremony followed by a two minutes' silence.

Those wishing to take part in the Remembrance parade should meet at the Guide Hut on The Green, where refreshments will be served afterwards, at 9.15am.

The local branch of the Royal British Legion's oldest member, Ernest Carr - who will turn 103 in December - can't attend this year's event but has sent his best wishes to everyone taking part.

At Pool-in-Wharfedale a Remembrance service will be held at the Methodist Chapel at 10am on Sunday, November 12.

A parade will then proceed to the Cenotaph for an 11am ceremony, followed by the laying of wreaths.

The Remembrance parade in Bramhope, meanwhile, will start from the Village Hall at 10.30am and proceed to the Memorial Garden on Breary Lane for an 11am wreath-laying service and two minutes' silence.

A Remembrance service will then follow at St Giles Church.

In Rawdon a short service of Remembrance will be held at the Memorial Stone on Harrogate Road at 11am on Saturday.

Then on Sunday at 2.45pm a parade will set off from the Emmott Arms car park for the War Memorial, where there will be a 3pm service. A rolling road closure will be in place during the parade.

Yeadon Methodist Church will hold a Remembrance service at 10.30am on Sunday, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony outside the Town Hall at 11.30am.