Last Sunday saw the memorial service at Tewitt Lane, Oakworth The service is to remember six young Canadian airmen who died when their Wellington bomber crashed at the site in thick fog during a training flight 63 years ago The memorial was well attended, with around 80 people making the trek from the village.

Members of the village society, residents, cubs, beavers and members of the Air Training Corps were in attendance, with guests of honour: the deputy Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire, Mr Jackson; Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs Gary Walker from the Canadian Embassy; Keighley Mayor, Cllr Graham Mitchell; Ian Wilson, president of the Keighley branch of the Royal British Legion and Phil Handley, great nephew of one of the airmen who lost their lives on that fateful day.

Janet Armstrong, secretary of the village society, welcomed people and thanked them for coming. The service was led by the vicar, the Rev Tom Allen, with Noeline Sharp reading a poem by Rupert Brooke. Wreaths were laid and there was a two minute silence.

Thanks are expressed to all who came and supported the event, which goes from strength to strength as the years go by.