Wreath Laying and 2 minute silence for Armistice

The Chairman of Horsforth Town Council laid a wreath at the cemetery for Armistice. Standard Bearer, Mike Cullen, was also present. After the wreath laying a two minute silence was observed. 





A Private Service at the Cenotaph

The Chairman of Horsforth Town Council, John Huck of the Royal British Legion, and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, paid their respects today at the Cenotaph, for all those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Because of the Covid crisis there could be no public event this year, but all those who attended did so on behalf of the whole Horsforth Community.  








Laying the Wreath at Stanhope Drive

The Chairman of Horsforth Town Council, Councillor John Garvani, laid a wreath at Stanhope Drive to remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Because of the need to keep the community safe during this time of Covid crisis, the Chairman laid the wreath on behalf of the Council, and the people of Horsforth.  







Remembrance at Home - Lest We Forget

At Horsforth Town Council we recognise the importance of remembering all those who gave their lives for us. Though Covid has caused unwanted changes in 2020, we want to ensure that the Horsforth Community is still able to pay their respects on this important occasion. This page is dedicated to Remembrance and Remembrance at Home 2020.

Horsforth is grateful to have Mr John Huck, veteran and Royal British Legion Parade Marshall, and Reverend Larry Hibberd to work with on marking Remembrance. Both have worked tirelessly to provide Horsforth with the annual Remembrance Event each year and we give our thanks to them. This year, Mr Huck has advised on how we can all mark Remembrance in a different way. Links to Mr Huck's interview the Yorkshire evening post and Reverend Larry Hibberd's Remembrance address to the community can be found further down this page.

Donations to Royal British Legion - download a poppy for display at home 

For those who wish to hold a Remembrance at Home, you can donate and download a poppy for display in your home window from the Royal British Legion website. Click on Donate and download a poppy

Sarah Marston, Morrison's Community Champion has also created a Just Giving Page for donations to the Royal British Legion

Anyone who wants to buy a poppy can do so from the stall at Morrison's in Town Street. 

Remembrance Prayers 

Reverend Larry Hibberd, Chairman of the Horsforth branch of the Royal British Legion has recorded an address to the Horsforth community. You can find Reverend Hibberd's address on the Horsforth Town Council Facebook page and you can also download a transcript of Reverend Hibberd's address.

We have also created a Remembrance Service sheet for you to mark Remembrance at Home. You can download the Remembrance At Home Service Sheet here.

You can view the recording of The Lord's Prayer by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby along with different groups across the UK. 

Interview with Mr John Huck, Parade Marshall for the Royal British Legion and Veteran of the armed forces

Mr Huck advises how people can mark Remembrance at a time of national lockdown, as well the importance of remembering the fallen, the injured and all those who have served for the UK in this Remembrance video interview for the Yorkshire Post

Mr Huck also features in this Remembrance article for the Wharfdale Observer.