Mayor leads Armistice and Remembrance services

Residents and the British Legion will be joined by Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales and councillors in commemorating Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

On Friday at 11am there will be a service with schools at the cenotaph in Central Park, High Street South, East Ham, to mark the 93rd anniversary of the armistice.

Afterwards members of the Legion will be talking to children about names on the war memorial and about the Legion itself. There will also be refreshments in the Lister Room at Newham Town Hall in Barking Road, East Ham.

On Sunday he Mayor will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Newham at the cenotaph in Central Park, East Ham, during a service starting at 10.55am. People are asked to gather at Newham Town Hall at 10.15am for a 10.35am procession with members of the Royal British Legion along High Street South.

Sir Robin said: “We pay homage to all those that have died in the line of duty. We must never forget what they have done for us.”

There is also a service at All Saints West Ham Parish Church, Church Street, West Ham, at 10.45am, conducted by the Rev Stennett Kirby. A wreath will be laid by Deputy Mayor Councillor Andrew Baikie.

Elsewhere chair of the council, Councillor Amarjit Singh, will attend a service at St Mark’s Memorial in the grounds of Brick Lane Music Hall, Factory Road, North Woolwich, at 10.55am. It will be preceded by a Royal British Legion parade at 10.30am from nearby Constance Street.

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In Canning Town, deputy chair of the council, Councillor Michael Nicholas, will lay a wreath at St Luke’s Memorial in Tarling Road, Canning Town. A service of remembrance, lead by the Rev David Wade, will begin at 10.30am.