LIFE-size figures of wartime scenes will be seen by people attending the Remembrance Sunday service in Keighley.

The wooden sculptures of soldiers, horses and ambulances have been created by former servicepeople who live locally.

The five artworks aim to promote a message of peace and hope on the weekend commemorating the end of the First World War 101 years ago.

The pieces will be decorated with some of the 4,000 poppies used for last year’s Remembrance centrepiece at the church.

Natasha Thomas, curate of Keighley’s Anglican parish, said the church had invited veterans to get involved.

She said: “We wanted to work with people who had been in the Services and use the church’s community services. It’s been brilliant to involve them.

“Wars caused suffering and hurt. Remembrance Sunday is about looking at how we restore people, how we build hope. The project shows that all nations who fought wars can work to bring world peace.”

Eastwood Primary School pupils contributed words for the artworks, which include peace, hope and reconciliation.

The Lions’ Den, a ‘Men’s Shed’ social group at Cliffe Castle, hosted the sessions to create the artworks.

The artworks will be unveiled on Friday at 10.15am outside the church.

Keighley’s Remembrance Sunday parade will assemble at 9.15am in Russell Street for a 9.35am set-off. The 10am service will be followed by a 10.40am parade to the town Hall Square for the 11am wreath-laying and two-minutes silence. Refreshments afterwards in the Drill Hall.

Other Remembrance events: Cross Roads and Lees, 9.30am service at St James’s Church, 10.50am wreath-laying in Cross Roads Park; Cullingworth, 10am service at Methodist Church, 10.55am service at war memorial; Denholme, 9.30am service at Shared Church, 10.45am at Foster Park for parade to cenotaph, refreshments after at Youth Café; Harden, 10.45am at war memorial for wreath-laying, 11.15 service at Congregational Church; Haworth, 10.50am, assemble at West Lane Methodist Church for service and wreath-laying, noon service at war memorial; Oakworth, 10.45am service and wreath laying at war memorial in Oakworth Park; Oxenhope, 10.45am service and wreath-laying at St Mary the Virgin Church; Silsden, 10.30am assemble at Wesley Place for 10.45am parade to cenotaph in memorial gardens for service and wreath-laying; Stanbury, noon, informal group prayers at war memorial in Stanbury Cemetery; Steeton-with-Eastburn, 10am service at St Stephen’s Church, 10.50am wreath-laying at Steeton war memorial; Wilsden, 10.45am gather at war memorial for service and wreath-laying, refreshments after in Village Hall.