York gathers to remember its fallen

11 Nov 2012 @ 8.44 pm
| News

Crowds gathered in York today for the annual Remembrance Sunday events.

The Lord Mayor of York, Coun Keith Hyman, attended the city’s official remembrance service and parade in the Memorial Gardens on Leeman Road.

Veterans process down Davygate. Photographs and video: Simon Gamester

A procession including the civic party, military personnel from all the services and regiments from across the city, the Sea and Air Cadets, Scouts, Guides and St John Ambulance, set off from the Guildhall.

They were followed by the veterans and ex-services associations in Memorial Gardens. The firing of a minute gun denoted the start of a two-minute silence.

A large crowd watches as the Lord Mayor and Lord Lieutenant take the salute from the parade

After the service, the parade made it’s way through the city centre, crossing Lendal Bridge and turning into Lendal. On arrival at St Helen’s Square the Lord Mayor and Lord Crathorne, along with senior military representatives, took the salute on the steps of the Mansion House.

Following the city memorial, the Lord Mayor and civic party joined 2 Signal Regiment in York Minster for their annual remembrance service.