WORLD WAR 1 COMMEMORATION
12TH JULY 2014 - ACKWORTH
An event to commemorate the centenary of the start of WW1 was held on Saturday, 12th July in Ackworth..
The commemoration began with a parade led by The Corps of Drums of The Yorkshire Volunteers. The Sea Cadets, The Air Training Corps, The Boys Brigade, veterans of The Royal British Legion and children from Bell Lane School took part. The Standard of the Lord St Oswald sub group was escorted by veterans in WW1 uniforms. A standard at the Beverley Arms roundabout was dipped in honour of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice as the parade passed.
Children taking part in the parde were given the 'King's Shilling' and a certificate to commemorate the event.
At Bell Lane School there was a Drumhead Service led by Rev Paul Hartley, Rector of All Saints Church in memory of the men of Ackworth who gave their lives in the Great War. Two minutes silence was observed. The Last Post and reveille were sounded by buglers from The Corps of Drums.
After the service there was a range of activities including:
- A Victory Beat by the Corps of Drums.
- Songs from the time of WW1
- WW1 army uniforms and equipment demonstrationMemorabilia including trench art, medals etc
- Games for the children
Exhibition of Art - Pupils of Bell Lane School produced a range of artwork and writings refelecting their thoughts about the war.
The branch would like to acknoweldge the grant awarded from The Neighbourhood Improvement Fund for the cost of the band.
Photographs of the event can be seen in the Photo gallery.