Parades will pay tribute to heroes

An RAF officer saluting the war memorial on remembrance SUnday, SHeffield - 13th Nov 2011
An RAF officer saluting the war memorial on remembrance SUnday, SHeffield - 13th Nov 2011
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DETAILS of further remembrance events taking place around South Yorkshire have been revealed.

Services and parades are also taking place in Woodhouse and Penistone.

A Festival of Remembrance also takes place at St Mary’s Church, Barnsley, from 7pm on Friday - more than a week ahead of Remembrance Day.

The Royal British Legion is organising the service, which will include music from the Barnsley Chronicle Band and singing.

After the Barnsley’s main ceremony on Remembrance Sunday, at the war memorial in front of the Town Hall at 11am, there will be a service at the Church of Nazarene, Sheffield Road, at 6pm, attended by Mayor of Barnsley Dorothy Higginbottom.

And on Monday, November 12, the Mayor and members from Barnsley branch of The Royal British Legion will join children from schools close to the town centre for a schools remembrance event at the war memorial outside Barnsley Town Hall.

After a two-minute silence at 11am, children will lay handmade wreaths.

Children will also hear a short talk from members of The Royal British Legion.

In Penistone, the Royal British Legion is organising a parade through the town centre from 10.30am. Roads affected by the march are Back Lane, Schole Avenue, Park Avenue, High Street, Shrewsbury Road, Market Place, St Mary’s Street and Church Street.

Meanwhile, in Woodhouse, the S13 Brass Ensemble will provide the music for Remembrance Sunday commemorations at the war memorial on The Cross.

Music starts at 10.30am and children from schools in the area are to lay wreaths during a half-hour service.

■ Air cadets from 370 Squadron, based in Southey, have been poppy selling around Hillsborough and Ecclesfield. The seven-strong group raised money for the Royal British Legion appeal around shops and supermarkets.