Remembrance Sunday in Clydesdale

Cross and poppies, remembrance day'Memorial Hall, Lanark'13/11/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison
Cross and poppies, remembrance day'Memorial Hall, Lanark'13/11/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison

MOST Clydesdale towns and villages this weekend saw the historic and poignant milestone of the 90th annual Remembrance Service.

It took a few years after the end of World War One in 1918 for communities to create their war memorials and organise the yearly homage to their war dead.

Such were the losses that it is thought that not a single one of these communities, no matter how small, escaped some loss during that conflict.

Later, the names of the dead of World War Two and other conflicts were added to memorials.

On Sunday, communities throughout Clydesdale took time out to remember all of the heroes who have given their lives since 1918.

A full report and pictures of Remembrance events in our area will be in this Wednesday’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.