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#WEAREHERE: WW1 soldiers appear across region in Somme tribute

Groups of people have appeared throughout the region dressed as First World War soldiers in a Somme tribute.

A group of 'soldiers' by Sheaf Square

Over 1,000 pupils gather at South Yorkshire playground for commemorative service

More than 1,000 pupils at Wales High School, near Rotheham, gather in the playground for a commemorative service to remember those who died in the battle of the Somme during the First World War.

More than 1,000 pupils gathered at Wales High School Credit: ITV News

Later, a plaque will be unveiled in the school to commentate the men from the village of Kiveton Park who were killed in the war.

People gather for two minute silence at Hull Cenotaph

People gathered for a two minute silence at the Hull Cenotaph to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

A two minute silence was held at the Hull Cenotaph Credit: ITV News

Rev Canon Dr Neal Barnes from Holy Trinity Church led a service at the city's war memorial.

Rev Canon Dr Neal Barnes led the service Credit: ITV News


Bell tolls at Bradford Cathedral

A single bell has tolled at Bradford Cathedral at the exact time one hundred years ago that the Battle of the Somme began.

The single bell tolled at the Cathedral for five minutes Credit: ITV News

The bell chimed for five minutes followed by ten minutes of silence and then a further ten minutes of prayer led by the Dean to remember all those who lost their lives.

The service ran simultaneously with two others at Ripon and Wakefield Cathedral.

The Bradford Pals window Credit: ITV News

Bugles sound across Leeds to commemorate start of the Battle of the Somme

Bugles sound across Leeds to commemorate the start of the Battle of the Somme the exact moment troops went over the trenches 100 years ago.

Buglers play at the gathering at the Victoria Gardens War Memorial Credit: ITV News

The tribute to the fallen is part of a programme of commemorative events organised by the council and a host of other organisations and groups across the city to mark the centenary of the battle.

The buglers were stationed at a number of city centre locations, including the Victoria Gardens War Memorial, Civic Hall, the top of Briggate, Leeds Minster, Dortmund Square and City Square.

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