BARNSLEY came out in force to celebrated Armed Forces Day last weekend.

A military parade from New Street to the Glass Works Square started proceedings on Saturday.

The Yorkshire Military Band and Viva La Vintage were also on hand throughout the day to offer live performance.

Locals had the chance to take part in a number of different activities which included making their own war medals and completing Morse code tasks.

Mayor of Barnsley, Coun John Clarke, was joined by mayoress Doreen Clarke to unveil five new commemoration stones on the Armed Forces Walkway.

These were for The Yorkshire Volunteers 3rd and 4th Battalion D and A Company, Sergeant J Sobanski, Royal Corps of Transport, Sergeant R Heath, 44 Rhodesia Squadron, Corporal C Gosz, 2nd Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and Sapper T Hicks, 1st Parachute Squadron RE.

A council spokesperson added: “Each of these stones stands as a testament to the dedication and bravery of these individuals. We honour their contributions and remember their stories as integral parts of our shared history.”