South Leeds Remembers this weekend

Remembrance Sunday falls on 13 November this year and it will be marked by events across South Leeds.

The service at Holbeck Cemetery (Beeston Road) will again feature over 4,000 knitted and crocheted poppies made by a team of volunteers. The service will be led by Rev Alistair Kaye from St Luke’s Church, but the people of all faiths and none are welcome to attend the event, which stars at 10:30am.

St John & St Barnabas Church in Belle Isle will celebrate a Requiem Mass for the Fallen, in Church, following the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial at 10:55am.

Middleton Park Baptist Church will hold a traditional Comfort and Remembrance service at 10:30am followed by refreshments.

Acts of Remembrance will also be held at: Hunslet St Mary’s Spire at 12:30pm; Hunslet Cemetery War Memorial at 1pm; and at the Stourton War Memorial at 1:30pm.

As we reported here, Rolls of Honour from two former clubs in Stourton will be unveiled at Hunslet Community Hub & Library on Saturday at 11am.

First Bus have announced that serving forces personnel, cadets and veterans can travel free to Remembrance events on Friday 11 November and Sunday 13 November. Just show the driver your armed forces ID, or wear your medals or uniform.

A spokesperson for the bus operator said:

“We hope free travel on our services will make it as easy as possible for as many veterans, Armed Forces personnel and cadets to attend Remembrance services and events in the region.

“Our drivers may also pull over where safe to do so to honour both the two-minute silence at 11:00am on Remembrance Day and on Remembrance Sunday so we thank our customers for their patience in advance.”


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3 Replies to “South Leeds Remembers this weekend”

  1. This display is at the bus terminus on Town Street Beeston for the second year running . Well worth a visit

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