Remembrance Day: Services take place across Newham
- Credit: Andrew Baker
Newham came together to remember those who lost their lives serving their country in a series of Remembrance events.
A service at the Cenotaph in Central Park, East Ham saw young people from the borough's schools gather on Thursday, November 11 to hear about the story of Walter Tull, a professional footballer from east London who became the first black officer in the First World War.
A service at the same place on Sunday, November 14 was preceded by a parade through East Ham, which was attended by members of the Royal British Legion. The ceremony, led by Rev Canon Fred Ashford-Okai, featured a two minute silence and the laying of wreaths.
Other events around the borough included services at St Mark's memorial, near Brick Lane Music Hall in North Woolwich and at the war memorial in Tarling Road, Canning Town. A service was also held at All Saints Parish Church in West Ham.