PICTURED: Lewisham and Greenwich mark Remembrance Day

News Shopper: War veterans and Greenwich dignatories attend Eltham's Remembrance Day Parade War veterans and Greenwich dignatories attend Eltham's Remembrance Day Parade

LEWISHAM and Greenwich remembered fallen soldiers with a series of services and wreath-laying ceremonies to mark Remembrance Day.

Mayor of Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock laid the first wreath at the war memorial on Lewisham High Street on Sunday (November 10) where a marching band played from the 1475 Squadron ATC.

News Shopper: Mayor of Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock laid the first wreath at the war memorial on Lewisham High Stree

While a smaller memorial service in Upper Brockley Road was led by St John’s Church vicar Reverend Heston Groenewald with hymns and a two-minute silence observed.

News Shopper: Marching band from 1475 Squadron ATC in Lewisham

War veterans remembered their fallen comrades at a parade and wreath-laying ceremony at Eltham War Memorial organised by Eltham and Well Hall’s branch of the Royal British Legion on Sunday.

And services also took place in Charlton, Blackheath, Plumstead, Abbey Wood, and Woolwich over the weekend with councillors observing a two-minute silence at Woolwich Town Hall today (November 11).

News Shopper: Mayor of Greenwich Councillor Angela Cornforth laying a wreath

Mayor of Greenwich Councillor Angela Cornforth said: “It’s very important that we take the time to reflect and remember all those who gave their lives in the causes of peace and freedom, as well as to recall the sacrifices made by civilians on the home-front during wartime.”

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3:15pm Mon 11 Nov 13

DinoFish says...

Good to see, as always.
Good to see, as always. DinoFish
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4:34pm Mon 11 Nov 13

sarfflondonbird says...

Nice to see tradition still kept going in these boroughs.......with a good turn out at each of them judging by the photos. Thank you to all service men and women who fought in both world wars and other conflicts for the goodness that they brought to this country. May you all find the peace and happiness that you all so thoroughly deserve.
Nice to see tradition still kept going in these boroughs.......with a good turn out at each of them judging by the photos. Thank you to all service men and women who fought in both world wars and other conflicts for the goodness that they brought to this country. May you all find the peace and happiness that you all so thoroughly deserve. sarfflondonbird
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