Gildersome has always marked Remembrance Sunday with the honour it deserves, but this year, as with so much in 2020, it was very different. No large gathering of families young and old, no parade, no formal service, no bugler to play the last post.
Just three wreaths were laid. These by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Richard Clough, Councillor Steve Jones, Chair of Gildersome Parish Council, and Councillor Bob Gettings, on behalf of Morley Borough Independents.
On a very misty morning the rather sombre striking of the Town Hall clock could just be heard, as we stood for the 2 minutes silence.
There were tributes left around the cenotaph from all members of the community. The Brownies had planted individual pots of pansies with the names of the fallen soldiers written on each. The Beavers had painted poppies on pebbles.