Remembrance Sunday parade changes in Wetherby

People are being asked not to attend Wetherby War Memorial this Remembrance Day because of the new Covid-19 restrictions.

Wetherby Town Council said a closed ceremony is currently being planned with no parade, march past, live music or singing.

Clerk Iona Taylor said: “Wreaths will be laid at the war memorial on behalf of the town by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Alex Shelbrooke, MP, Coun Neil O’Byrne, Mayor of Wetherby, Edna Hilditch BEM, President of Wetherby & District Royal British Legion and Major Tom Smith, Chairman of Wetherby & District Royal British Legion.

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“Other wreaths will be laid on behalf of, or by, Wetherby’s community groups and organisations after midday on Remembrance Sunday and before 11am on November 11.

“Members of the public are encouraged to observe the usual two minutes silence on their doorsteps at 11am, as a way of remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and who we will never forget.”

The closed ceremony can seen via live stream from just before 11am via

St James’ Church will be including an act of Remembrance in their service on Sunday November 11, to be broadcast live via their facebook page:”

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