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Hundreds of people lined the streets to pay their respects at a series of parades on Remembrance Sunday.

Members of the Hemsworth branch of the Royal British Legion were joined by residents and district and town councillors as they marched from the Hemsworth war memorial to St Helen’s Church.

Hemsworth Remembrance Sunday

Hemsworth Remembrance Sunday

The procession was led by the Altofts and Normanton Brass Band.

A two-minute silence was also held at the Bullenshaw Road war memorial on Monday to commemorate Armistice Day.

Jean Price, legion chairman, said: “The parade went very well and we had a full church for the service, which was lovely to see.

“Children from the local schools made their own wreaths, which they laid at the cenotaph at the church. The schools are getting more involved with the legion and remembrance services now and that is a good thing because it is important that the younger generation remembers too.”

In South Elmsall, hundreds marched from the United Services Club, Chapel Lane, to the war memorial, on Barnsley Road.

Members of the town’s Royal British Legion were led by the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Brass Band and the parade was joined by residents, councillors and members of the local sea, army and RAF cadets.

The procession laid wreaths and placed crosses on the war memorial before holding a two-minute silence.

The procession then held a service, led by the legion’s chaplain Fr Eric Brown, at St Mary’s Church.

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