In Pictures: A few reflect on the sacrifices of many in Boston for Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day
On Saturday, crowds visited the town’s Memorial Gardens in Wide Bargate for a special service to mark Armistice Day – which remembers the agreement signed between the Allies and Germany on November 11, 1918, to end the First World War.
This was organised by the Royal British Legion, and included a service led by the Rev Sally Clifton, and a silence at 11am.
On Sunday, a parade and service was held at the Memorial Gardens as part of Remembrance Sunday. This was followed by the placing of poppy wreaths on the war memorial by various local cadet groups, schools and local dignitaries.
After the service and a two-minute silence, a church service was held at the Stump. The occasion concluded with a march from the church through the town’s Strait Bargate.
MP Matt Warman, who attended the Armistice Day service said: “An honour to lay a wreath today in Boston, where we will never forget the service of so many men and women lost in conflict.”
Calderdale Council is taking part in a national programme to preserve historic objects from the Second World War, and is inviting people to bring their artefacts to be added to a digital collection at libraries in the borough.
Five years ago, during the summer of 2018, I travelled to Venice, Dubrovnik and the Isle of Skye to present a series of videos about a buzzword that seemed to be whizzing around, relentlessly, like one of those spinny toys European hawkers throw high in the air to amuse our children. “Overtourism.”