Thousands attend Mirfield Remembrance parade

Up to 7,000 people lined the streets to pay their respects to fallen men and women from the armed forces.

The Mirfield Remembrance Day parade included the West Yorkshire Fire Service Pipe Band, Royal British Legion’s riders branch and was led by Falklands and Gulf wars veteran Dave Horrobin.

IN MEMORY Mirfield remembered the fallen. (d212a446)

IN MEMORY Mirfield remembered the fallen. (d212a446)

Organiser Tim Wood said there was a huge turnout of veterans and serving personnel.

He said: “You could get a static charge off the atmosphere – it was electric.

“There was great sentiment shown about the sacrifice made by our service personnel.”

Mirfield town councillor Alan Mapplebeck, who was the lead biker in the parade, said: “It was very emotional.

“I don’t know whether it is the biggest Remembrance parade outside of the capital, but for a little provincial town like Mirfield it was a big event and people come from all over for it – we have got it down to a fine art.

“And then we went to the pub. People who came from outside Mirfield said it was great that pubs and businesses had put food on for the people who came to watch.”