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New Bradford war memorial unveiled

A family member at the memorial unveiling
Image caption Family of those inscribed on the memorial laid tributes

A war memorial inscribed with the names of 30 Bradford people killed on active service since the end of World War Two has been unveiled.

The new memorial is located behind the existing Cenotaph in the city's memorial garden.

A service of dedication was led by the Bishop of Bradford, the Right Reverend Nick Baines.

The park area surrounding the memorial has been redesigned with new paths and seating.

The ceremony, also attended by Bradford mayor Khadim Hussain, featured prayers, poetry readings and music by a brass band.

Family and friends of those inscribed on memorial laid tributes.

The new memorial is a joint project between Bradford Council and the Royal British Legion.

Councillor Andrew Thornton said: "I think it is very important that Bradford commemorates those who have made the ultimate sacrifice whilst serving their country and this memorial helps us to do this."

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