OAKWORTH is gearing-up for a number of activities over the coming weeks.

On Remembrance Sunday, November 14, at 10.45am, a short ceremony will take place at the war memorial in the park. There will be prayers and tributes, including the placing of wreaths.

The village society committee is planning a Christmas fair, on Saturday, December 4.

Attractions will include stalls, games and refreshments.

And Oakworth Gala Queen, Hannah Morris, will judge a drawing competition.

The event will take place in the village hall, from 2pm.

It’s hoped that after the fair – at about 4.30pm – the village Christmas lights will be switched on, near the top of Station Road.

On Sunday, January 2, at 2pm, it’s planned to once again hold the annual service to remember the Canadian air crew which died during a Second World War training flight.

The event takes place at the site where the plane came down – off Tewitt Lane, above Oakworth. Six airmen perished when their Wellington bomber crashed at the spot on January 2, 1944.

The memorial service wasn’t staged this year due to the coronavirus restrictions, but wreaths – including one from the Canadian High Commission – were still placed at the location.

The commemoration is overseen by the village society.