Tadcaster Remembered Them
Published: 15 November 2018
On Sunday 11th November Tadcaster commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War.
The Remembrance Day Parade saw a great gathering of the military and uniformed services led by the York RI Golden Rail Band. They paraded to St Mary’s Church to join a packed congregation for the church service, which was also broadcast to a packed Sunday School. Following the Church Service the parade marched to the War Memorial, met by more residents joining to commemorate our fallen Heroes and marking 100 years since the guns fell silent. Over the past 4 years the names of those who died in 1914 – 1917 have been read out. This year the list of those who died in 1918 and 1919 were read out to complete the list of those who are remembered on the War Memorial. You can see the complete list of the names on this page and they can, of course, be viewed on the War Memorial.
Tadcaster also took part in the “Battle’s Over, a Nation’s Tribute” by the lighting of the Town’s Beacon on the evening of 11th November, which symbolised the ‘light of hope’ that emerged from the darkness of war.