Todmorden is a market town in the Upper Calder Valley in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. It is about 17 miles from Manchester and has a population of just over 15'000 people. Todmorden is at the confluence of three steep-sided Pennine valleys and is surrounded by moorlands with outcrops of sandblasted gritstone.
Last weekend was one of reflection, about the fallen and about peace. The weekend started, though, on Friday 9 November, when members of the Todmorden branch of the Lancashire Fusiliers took a train to Manchester and travelled around laying wreaths at numerous cemeteries before returning in the afternoon to Todmorden, cheerful but tired.