THE Dales community came together to pay their respects to those who served in conflict in their Remembrance Day service.

The Swaledale Remembrance Parade set off from Reeth green on this afternoon, November 10, to the accompaniment of ‘Slaidburn’ played by Reeth Brass Band who led the marchers to St Andrew’s church at Grinton.

Residents and councillors from the dale were joined by Richmondshire District Chairman and Vice Chairman, Councillors Stuart Parsons and Clive World, members of Swaledale scouts, fire fighters, ex-service personnel, and representatives from the Young Farmers’ Club and Reeth Show Committee amongst others, in playing their respects to the local men who had died in both world wars and more recent conflicts.

The service was led by the vicar of Swaledale with Arkengarthdale, Reverend Caroline Hewlett.

Music for the service was provided by Reeth Band and ‘The Last Post’ was played by Nigel Robertshaw. The lesson was read by Michael Guy and the names to be commemorated were read by Beverley Rutter.

Wreaths were laid by Paul Terry on behalf of Reeth parish council and by Councillor Geraldine Coates on behalf of Grinton parish council.

The service was followed by afternoon tea at Reeth Memorial Hall.