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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

After more than a decade as warden of the jewel house at the Tower of London, Bob Paice returned to the historical site for today’s service of remembrance.

The wreath laying was a somber occasion Picture: Andrew Baker

This year’s march to the Cenotaph in Central Park on Remembrance Sunday saw a huge number of young cadets taking part, making it the longest it has ever been.

Bob Burroughsat his home in North Woolwich. Picture: Arnaud Stephenson

Teaching hundreds of Egyptian and Greek soldiers to use artillery was Bob Burroughs’ responsibility during the Second World War.

Young seaman Alexander with his ship HMS Gazelle

Memories of the war continue to plague minesweeper Alexander James as nightmares.

A Remembrance Day parade last year

A slew of remembrance services will take place across the borough as residents remember those who have fallen on the 100th anniversary year of the First World War.

Les Sherman from Redbridge during a visit to the Abbey Mills sewage works where his father died saving the life of a colleague. Pic - Les's dad Henry.

For many, Abbey Mills pumping station in West Ham is one of the wonders of Victorian engineering – the so-called “Cathedral of Sewage”.

A French woman pins a flower on Sikh soldiers as they arrive in Paris in 1916 Picture: Toor Collection

In the centenary year since the outbreak of the First World War, many organisations have staged events to mark the contribution, and in some cases the sacrifices, made by many who fought in the conflict.

Plaistow Memorial Church will be opening specially on Saturday, September 13 to take part in a national charity event called Ride+Stride.

West Ham players line up for a team photo

For the thousands of supporters who flock to Upton Park every other Saturday, life without West Ham United would be unthinkable. But fans and players a century earlier nearly had to face just that when war broke out in Europe.

Sister Sledge wow the crowd

East Ham’s Central Park played host to a musical spectacular this weekend as Under The Stars returned for its 15th year.

Kingsford Community School in Beckton

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The Cearns family circa 1896 with father Jimmy and mother Elizabeth.  Fred, aged seven, is in the front row on the left while Percy is in front of his mother.

Finding a letter in his grandmother’s drawer has led to one man retracing the steps his great-grandfather took more than 90 years earlier.

Police officers pay their respects at Forest Gate police station

Police officers who lost their lives in the First World War were remembered at a ceremony in Forest Gate yesterday.

Council offices at Building 1000, Newham Dockside.

Lights will be switched off in Newham Dockside tonight as part of a country-wide initiative to mark the moment that the UK entered the First World War 100 years ago.

Police officers at the Barking Abbey service (pictures: Steve Poston)

Police officers are today set to rally together to remember their predecessors who lost their lives in the First World War.

Riots in Stratford (pic AGFHS)

The unheard message of the First World War is spreading throughout Newham.

The Mayor's Newham Show parade passes East Ham Town Hall.
Photo: David Mirzoeff

The dazzling colours and vibrant sounds of a Brazilian carnival captivated the thousands who enjoyed this year’s record-breaking Mayor’s Newham Show.

Members of the Royal British Legion  take part in an assembly at New City Primary School to remember World War I

Children swapped desks for battlefield trenches and planted poppy seeds in an event that turned the clock back 100 years to the First World War.

Original vounteers to the West Ham Battalion during their

As memories of the First World War fade more and more as the years go by, Elliot Taylor decided the “heroic efforts” of soldiers must be kept alive.

Students of Cumberland School at the screening of a special project with the Imperial War Museum called ‘New Perspectives’.

African artefacts dating back to the First World War were brought to life in a series of animated documentaries created by students from Cumberland School.

If you’re interested in finding out about the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics or the impact of Zeppelin raids on the East End during the First World War then head to Stratford.

Lord Mayor's consort Nicholas Woolf with the Lord Mayor of the City of London Fiona Woolf at West Ham Park

To commemorate the centenary of the start of World War One, West Ham Park will be hosting a ‘Poppies for Peace’ event on Saturday.

Fred Smith

The memoirs of a Plaistow man’s life in the Royal Navy during the First World War have been immortalised in a book.

Marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings are, from left: Cllrs Ian Corbett, Ken Clark, Major Larry Davis, Sir Robin Wales, Cllrs Jo Corbett, Unmesh Desai, Lakmini Shah, Forhad Hussain and chief executive Kim Bromley-Derry

Newham Council is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy by flying the Armed Forces Day flag alongside the Union flag from its Town Halls in Stratford and East Ham.

Grove Park Hall, Harold Steggles

A group of east London painters which flourished in the early 20th century is being celebrated in a new exhibition.

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