Remembrance Day in Baildon Information
Baildon Comes Together for Remembrance Sunday
Current Covid-19 restrictions will change the way we commemorate Remembrance Sunday in 2020. As of the 14 September, there are new legal requirements which apply to Remembrance events.
With this in mind - and after receiving advice from Bradford Council - Baildon Town Council, The Sailors and Soldiers Association and the churches of Baildon, have come together, to ensure that both Remembrance Day and Armistice Day will be commemorated. We are encouraging residents to pay their respects, but to do so online and at home, to protect the health and wellbeing of others.
Sadly, there will be no public service at the Tong Park war memorial or the usual church service and parade at the Baildon Road war memorial. We are encouraging residents to lay wreaths over the period from Friday 6 November to Thursday 12 November.
Act of Remembrance from St John's Baildon
Members of the public are asked to stay at home and watch services on TV or those being streamed via social media, with residents recognising the two minutes silence at home from their doorstep.
An Act of Remembrance will be led by Canon Sandra Benham, Vicar of Baildon, at 2.30pm from the St George's Chapel in St John's Church. This will be live streamed onto three Facebook accounts – https://www.facebook.com/baildoncofe https://www.facebook.com/baildonmethodists and https://www.facebook.com/BaildonTownCouncil
The service will include four representatives of Baildon, including a nurse from the NHS, who will lay wreaths in the Chapel. Please join us virtually for this Act of Remembrance. It will also be posted on YouTube on the Parish of Baildon website afterwards.
Baildon Village display
With the consent of Bradford Council, there will be a display of wooden poppies on the roundabout in the centre of Baildon as in previous years and there will also be poppies on the lampposts up to the moor.
The model of the war memorial will be placed at Baildon Road, and we ask members of the public to continue to place their remembrance crosses there.
Local shops and houses
We encourage residents and shop owners, to display poppies or thoughtful displays, in their homes and businesses.
Those people who lay wreaths or poppy tributes are encouraged to take photographs and post them online using the hashtag #BradfordRemembers
The Royal British Legion have also set up a virtual field of remembrance, where you can add a tribute. The link is attached below.
'We will remember them'
Posted: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 11:56 by Admin