Newham to hold five remembrance services to honour sacrifices made in conflicts past and present

PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 November 2018

Wreaths laid at East Ham Cenotaph in a previous Remembrance Day service. Picture: Jacob Ranson

Wreaths laid at East Ham Cenotaph in a previous Remembrance Day service. Picture: Jacob Ranson


Remembrance services are being held across the borough to commemorate those who died in World War One.

On Sunday, councillors, residents and members of the Royal British Legion will join together to reflect on the sacrifices made in conflicts past and present.

Sunday marks 100 years since Armistice, the WW1 agreement which saw Germany surrender and hostilities on the Western Front cease.

There will be a service at East Ham Cenotaph at 10.55am led by Reverend Fred Ashford-Okai and attended by the deputy mayor, councillor Charlene McLean. The service will be preceeded with a parade from High Street South to Central Park at 10.30am.

All Saints West Ham Parish Church will hold a service from 10.30am, and St Luke’s Memorial in Canning Town will hold theirs from 10.45am.

There will be a parade from the British Legion Club to St Marks Memorial at 10.15am, where an olive tree will be planted.

Wreaths will be laid and a minute silence observed at the East London Cemetery at 10.45am.

The Royal British Legion will also be holding a service on Saturday at Woodgrange Park Cemetery at 11am.

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