Communities will come together to honour the Armed Forces and remember the fallen on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

The Civic Remembrance Sunday parades will take place in Huddersfield and Dewsbury followed by Services of Remembrance on November 12.

Armistice Day commemorations on November 11 are being organised by individual organisations with people encouraged to observe the two-minute silence wherever they may be at 11am.

The leader of Kirklees Council Clr Cathy Scott said: “Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day are two of the most important days in our diary each year.

“It is a time to reflect on the huge sacrifices made for the freedoms we have today by the very brave people from Britain and across the Commonwealth.

“Each year we should pause to remember those in the Armed Forces, those currently serving, veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“Their dedication and commitment to help us through our most challenging times never wavers and neither should ours. That’s why I want to encourage everyone to show their support to the Poppy Appeal and help the work being done by the Royal British Legion.”

The Huddersfield Service of Remembrance will take place at Huddersfield Parish Church on Sunday November 12 at 10.50am, led by the Rev Canon Rachel Firth and attended by the Mayor of Kirklees Clr Cahal Burke.

The parade will start from Huddersfield Town Hall at 10.30am and will re-form after the service and make its way back to the town hall where the Mayor will give an address in Princess Street.  

The Deputy Mayor of Kirklees Clr Nosheen Dad will be the civic representative for the Dewsbury Service of Remembrance, which will be held at Dewsbury Minster on Sunday November 12 at 10.30am.

The parade will start from Dewsbury Town Hall at 10.20am and will re-form after the service and return to the Memorial Gardens on Longcauseway for a wreath-laying service.

Clr Burke said: “Our civic Remembrance Sunday events provide an opportunity to reflect on the ultimate sacrifices made by those in the Armed Forces. Without their bravery we would not enjoy the freedoms we have today.

“We must also pause to reflect on the service by those who have served and who currently serve in the Armed Forces and the support given to them from their families.

“These dedicated people continue to protect our country not just during conflicts but also during national emergencies. Our civic events are important to our borough and I encourage as many of you as possible to attend and pay your respects.”

A number of roads will be closed in Huddersfield and Dewsbury for the Remembrance Sunday parades and civic services on November 12.

No parking will be permitted on the parade route and surrounding areas from 8.00am. Between these times no vehicles, other than emergency vehicles and those directly involved with the event, will be permitted through the closure. The bus gate on Railway Street will also be suspended between 8am and 2pm on November 12 to allow for the diversion of traffic.

Here is the list and times of the road closures:



  • Corporation Street (from Princess Street to Ramsden Street)
  • Ramsden Street (from the junction of Albion Street to Victoria Lane)
  • Victoria Lane (from Ramsden Street to King Street)
  • King Street (from Victoria Lane to New Street)
  • New Street (from King Street to Kirkgate)
  • Kirkgate (from Market Place to Byram Street)
  • Byram Street (from Kirkgate to Church Street)
  • Byram Street (from Church Street to St Peters Street)
  • St Peter’s Street (from Byram Street to John William Street)
  • John William Street (from St Peters Street to Market Place)
  • New Street (from Market Place to King Street)
  • Peel Street
  • Princess Street (from Peel Street to New Street)



  • Town Hall Way (from Wakefield Old Road to Longcauseway)
  • Longcauseway (from Wakefield Old Road to Vicarage Road/Rishworth Road


  • Vicarage Road (Rishworth Road to Aldams Road/Savile Road)

Festival of Remembrance – Friday November 10, 7.15pm at Huddersfield Town Hall
19 Light Brigade present A Festival of Remembrance featuring the Band of the Royal Yorkshire Regiment and the Massed Military & Pipe Bands of the 19 Light Brigade. Padre Ben Norton, chaplain to the Royal Yorkshire Regiment, leads the Service of Remembrance and the Festival commemorates all those who have suffered in previous conflicts.
Tickets are free with £3.50 booking fee. Click here to book.