TO CELEBATE Armed Forces Day, there will be many events happening across the borough for residents to remember veterans both past and present.

Penistone Armed Forces Day

Celebrate our Armed Forces community including currently serving troops, service families, veterans and cadets at Penistone Show Ground.

Start the day with a Military Parade through the town centre with marching bands and military vehicles followed by an arena tattoo-style show with displays and re-enactments. Enjoy trade stalls and fantastic food and drink options, as well as the 1940s’ live entertainment in the evening.

Spike Mayston, chairman of Penistone Community Raisers, said: “The Penistone Armed Forces event is sure to be a spectacle that should not be missed. Come down to the town centre to see the fantastic military parade as it marches through the town to the showground. It would be fantastic to see a great turn out, with people showing their support to our amazing armed forces community while enjoying the show stopping events that we have planned throughout the day.”

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Penistone Armed Forces Day will take place tomorrow at Penistone Show Ground.

Mayoral Event

Residents are invited to join to attend the Mayor’s service at the Barnsley Pals Centenary Gardens outside the town hall in Barnsley at 10.30am tomorrow.

Fr Craig Tomlinson, Vicar of Royston and Felkirk will deliver a short service, this is the perfect opportunity for people to come along and show their support.

The Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Pauline Markham, said: “I’m honoured to lead Barnsley’s Armed Forces Day service. Everyone is welcome to attend the event to celebrate our armed forces community and I’d like to invite people to enjoy the fantastic events we have happening in the town and in Penistone on the day.”

Barnsley town centre and markets

There will be lots more to explore on the day in Barnsley town centre with fun and 40s feeling at the markets where stall holders will be dressing up and a decorated town to celebrate.

Head over to the towns award winning museum, Experience Barnsley and Discovery Centre to learn the very traditional art of up cycling - made popular during the first and second world wars - at the free make do and mend workshops. At the sessions, which take place between 10am - noon and 1 pm - 3 pm, come along to create your own vintage medals as well as learn traditional embroidery, sewing and transfer techniques and skills.

As part of the celebrations Paul Reed, wartime expert, writer and broadcaster (BBC Who do You Think You Are? Timewatch) will be conducting collection handling sessions as well as children’s engagement activities in the Gallery space between 10.30am and 2.30pm. One of the UK’s leading experts on World War One, it will be a unique opportunity for people to talk to him and find out more about this monumental period in history.