RESIDENTS will pay their respects to those who have lost their lives in conflicts on Remembrance Sunday this weekend.

Local groups, including the army cadets, are helping with this year’s Poppy Appeal by making and selling poppies.

Children at the Fire Station pre-school in Malton have also painted stones to create a Remembrance mosaic, in conjunction with the Royal British Legion (RBL) and Eden Camp Museum.

Playgroup leader Jo Ogram said: “It is all about helping children to be aware of Remembrance Sunday and what it means. The mosaic will go on permanent display at the playgroup.”

The Remembrance weekend starts with Malton, Norton and District RBL’s Festival of Remembrance Concert at Norton College, starting at 7.30pm on Friday.

The evening will include a service by Canon John Manchester and music from Swinton Excelsior Band, Scarborough Sea Cadet Band and Declan Suddaby. There will also be a raffle and refreshments. Admission is £5 and £3.50 for concessions.

Remembrance Sunday this weekend will see acts of commemoration take place across the area. Services in Ryedale include:

l Helmsley: 10.50am at the Memorial in the churchyard; Reading of the names on the Helmsley Town Memorial, wreath laying, 11am bells, Last Post Silence, 11.05am Town Remembrance, service with presentation of flags in the Parish Church.

l Kirkbymoorside: 10.40am – march from the Moorside Club, led by the Kirkbymoorside Town Band, to the War Memorial at All Saints Church for a Service of Remembrance and wreath-laying. March back to the club where the band will give a short service.

l Norton: A service at St Peter’s Church, in Norton, at 10am, which begins with laying of wreaths by various representatives of the community. In the afternoon, the church will be open between 2pm and 4pm for people who want to visit Norton’s war memorial, which is the chapel.

l Malton: Memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the war memorial in Malton, starting at 11am, followed by a parade through the town.

l Pickering: 10am, the Parish Church holds its weekly Sunday Eucharist, which concludes at 11am with an Act of Remembrance before the Town War Memorial, which is in church. At 2pm the A Service for Remembrance Sunday is held in church,followed by wreath laying at the Memorial Hall.