HUNDREDS of people turned out to see the district’s upcoming generation pay tribute to their forefathers who have made sacrifices in the name of peace.

Bradford Council’s music and arts service organised its first Remembrance concert last night, drawing on the musical skills of Bradford Youth Orchestra and Bradford Youth Wind Orchestra along with choirs from Cullingworth Primary and Wilsden Primary schools.

They played a wide range of music, from the Last Post to the music which helped to keep the troops – and their loved ones at home – motivated during conflicts, including work by Glenn Miller and a rendition of Pack Up Your Troubles.

Felicity French, of the Council’s music and arts service, said they were pleased with the turnout for a first event: “We have not done one before and we thought it would be good to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

“But it is thinking about everyone who has been affected by war, not just those killed in action. Music helped to keep the country going and we wanted to reflect that,” she said."