Hundreds turn out for Skipton's Remembrance Day service

Craven District Council chairman Chris Harbron lays a wreath at Skipton War Memorial

Craven District Council chairman Chris Harbron lays a wreath at Skipton War Memorial

First published in News

Hundreds of people lined Skipton High Street for the annual Remembrance Day service today.

The Skipton British Legion Band led former and present servicemen and women, uniformed groups, civic dignitaries and local schoolchildren to the war memorial for a wreath-laying ceremony and short service.

Among those paying tribute were chairman of Craven District Council Coun Chris Harbron and town mayor Wendy Clark.

Wreaths were laid in memory of those killed during the two world wars as well as local servicemen who have lost their lives in more recent conflicts, including Sgt Gareth Thursby who was shot dead in Afghanistan in September.

Similar services were held across the district.

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