QUAKERS are committed to peace and stand against all wars – they demonstrate this by wearing a white peace poppy.

However, they do respect the memory of those – of all nationalities – who gave their lives in conflicts and are deeply saddened by the loss of so many combatants and civilians, so wear both red and white poppies.

Many Quakers felt unable to remain pacifists in the face of the threat to world peace and joined the armed services, and others served in medical, ambulance and stretcher units.

Quakers marked the remembrance occasion on Saturday by joining with the Keighley Peace, Justice and Environment Network in placing a white and red poppy alongside the cenotaph at 11am. They also decorated the trees in the Meeting House garden with peace balloons.