This year marks the 100th anniversary since the end of World War I, along with many other places across the nation, Guiseley has a programme of events to commemorate and reflect on the signing of the armistice on 11 November 1918, when Germany surrendered unconditionally.
This has been primarily championed by St Oswald’s Church together with community arts group Codswallop. Other organizations, including, of course, the Royal British Legion are also playing their part. Most of the events and installations have been paid for by donations from private individuals or local Councillors plus lots of work and effort by countless people from across the area. Further information on events can be found on the Guiseley Remembers Facebook page here.
YEADON TO GET A WAR MEMORIAL AT LAST
Because of the outstanding debt from building Yeadon Town Hall, a large war memorial was never built in Yeadon. But on the 100th anniversary of the ending of the Great War, that is to be rectified. The money has been raised for a new Memorial Stone to be inscribed and errected in front of Yeadon Methodist Church. The memorial will be dedicated at 11.30am on Sunday November 11th.
There will also be a service of Remembrance at St John’s on 11th November 10.30-11.30am.