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Honley Ladies Choir: Simon Armitage's poem The Bed set to music

On 11 November 2020 Simon Armitage, Poet Laureate and local Marsden man, read his poem, ‘The Bed,’ at Westminster Abbey as part of a service to commemorate the interment of the Unknown Soldier exactly a hundred years ago. Simon has generously allowed Honley Ladies Choir to use his poem and the Choir commissioned Simeon Wood, well known local flautist, to set it to music.

Musical Director for Honley Ladies Choir, Emily Reaves-Bradley, has produced this hauntingly beautiful video, which includes images from WW1 and was shot on Castle Hill, Huddersfield and in the Choir's rehearsal church.

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