DOZENS of people gathered in central Keighley in solemn, respectful remembrance of all those who have lost their lives serving their country.

More than 40 people met next to the Garden of Remembrance, in Town Hall Square, earlier today. (Nov 9)

The service was led by Keighley town chaplain Reverend Jonathan Pritchard, who addressed a group of war veterans, Royal British Legion members, police officers, councillors and other members of the public at 11am.

"Once again we gather here in Town Hall Square, the place where we remember and honour all those whose lives were taken from them in war in service of their country," he said.

He delivered a reading from Psalm 70, which was followed by a brief address from Keighley town mayor Councillor Mohammed Nazam.

Cllr Nazam said: "It's very important for people to stand together to remember those people that gave up their lives.

"We need to build the momentum for coming years, so people continue to remember those who gave their today for our tomorrow."

Bugler Judith Hales played The Last Post and David Calder, of Keighley Royal British Legion, read out the exhortation.

The service concluded with a minute's silence, prayers for peace and healing and a blessing of the remembrance garden.

Afterwards the veterans were treated to a lunch offered by Keighley's Sainsbury's Supermarket.

Keighley Poppy Appeal committee member Jackie McGinnis said this lunch had been provided for several years, and thanked the supermarket for its generosity.