REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2018

Lambeth remembers – Remembrance Sunday 2018 events

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UPPER NORWOOD WAR MEMORIAL

2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. For the Centenary Commemorations this Sunday (11th) the 1st Crystal Palace Scouts will be organising a display about the First World War and Scouting, which will be set up within the Salvation Army Halls, Westow Street.  The 1st Crystal Palace Scout Group lost seven members* in the First World War and the group contributed towards the initial cost of the Upper Norwood War Memorial.

The Remembrance Service is to be conducted by the Salvation Army, next to the Upper Norwood War Memorial:

10.30 am – Salvation Army Band to play pre-service music at Memorial

10.45 am – Service to begin led by Salvation Army Commanding Officer

11.00 am –  Two minutes silence

11.10 am – Service to conclude

11.15 am – Refreshments to be served at The Salvation Army

12.15 pm – Indoor half hour service at The Salvation Army for those who wish to stay

*2nd Lieut. Barry Boncker

Private Ernest Victor Burtenshaw

Private Harry Charles Card

Lance Corporal G.V. King

Private Jack Langley

Private Hugh Edgar Tebbit

2nd Lieut. Gordon Penry Williams

Across the five boroughs which cover the various parts which make up Crystal Palace, the following events and services are among those being held:

BROMLEY

During the morning of Sunday 11 November, 2018, Remembrance Day Services will be held throughout the borough. .

Listed below are those at which the council will be represented:

Bromley

The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor David Cartwright and Mrs Kathryn Cartwright, Mr Michael Messinger LVO QPM DL, Bob Neill MP and Ade Adetosoye OBE, Deputy Chief Executive, will attend the service at Bromley Market Square at 10.45am.

Beckenham War Memorial

Councillor Michael Tickner will represent the borough at this service, and will be laying the wreath. Councillor Stephen Wells will also be attending. At 10.50am there will be a service and wreath laying ceremony at Beckenham War Memorial in High Street, Beckenham, lasting about 45 minutes and a parade will follow the service.  Those attending this service are asked to arrive at the War Memorial by 10.15am.

Bickley

Councillor Kate Lymer will represent the borough, read a lesson and lay a wreath. Councillor Kira Gabbert will also be in attendance at St. George’s Parish Church, Bickley Park Road, Bickley, BR1 2BE, at the 10.30am service.

Biggin Hill

Councillor Julian Benington will represent the borough at the service at St George’s Chapel at 10.30am and will be laying a wreath in front of the Gate Guardians. The congregations from both services will meet at the War Memorial where wreaths will be laid, Councillor Colin Hitchins will also be in attendance.

Councillor Melanie Stevens will represent the borough by laying a wreath and reading a lesson at a service at St. Mark’s Church at 9.30am, Councillor Richard Scoates will also be attending.

Councillor Richard Scoates and Councillor Melanie Stevens will lay wreaths at the War Memorial.

Bromley Common and Keston

Councillor David Jefferys will represent the borough at the service at Holy Trinity Church, Church Lane, Bromley Common, BR2 8LB, at 10.00am followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial in the churchyard at 11.00am.

Councillor Robert Mcllveen will represent the borough and read a lesson at Keston Parish Church, Church Road, Keston, BR2 6HT, at 10.00 am followed by a walk from Keston Village at 10.40am to the War Memorial on Heathfield Road for laying of wreaths.

Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom

Councillor Angela Page will represent the borough and read a lesson at the service at St. Martin of Tours, Church Road, Chelsfield, BR6 7SN, at 10.45am, during which a wreath will be laid.

Cray Valley East

Councillor Yvonne Bear will represent the borough at a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial at 10.45am, followed by the church service at St Mary Cray Parish Church, High Street, St. Mary Cray, BR5 4EL where Councillor Bear  will read a lesson. Those attending this service are asked to arrive at the War Memorial by 10.30am.

Cray Valley West

Councillor Judi Ellis will represent, read a lesson and lay a wreath on behalf of the borough at the service at St. Barnabas Church, Rushet Road, St. Paul’s Cray, BR5 2PU, at 10.30am.

Chislehurst

Councillor Kieran Terry will read a lesson and Councillor Suraj Sharma will lay the wreath at this service. The service will be at St. Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Chislehurst, BR7 5PE, at 9.30am and will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial.

Farnborough and Crofton

Councillor Robert Evans will read the lesson and will lay the wreath on behalf of the borough.  Those attending should assemble at the Lych Gate of St. Giles the Abbot Church, Church Road, Farnborough Village, BR6 7DB, at 10.30am to join the procession down to the War Memorial.

Councillor Charles Joel will represent the borough and lay a wreath at St. Paul’s Church, Crofton Road, BR6 8JE, at 10.15am.

Hayes and Coney Hall

Councillor Neil Reddin will represent the borough, read a lesson and lay a wreath at St. Mary the Virgin, Hayes Street, Hayes, BR2 7LH, at 10.30am followed by a short ceremony at the War Memorial in the church grounds. Councillor Peter Fortune and Councillor Graham Arthur will also be in attendance.

Mottingham and Chislehurst North

Councillor Will Rowlands will represent the borough at the service at Mottingham War Memorial which commences at 10.30 am followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial. Honorary Alderman Charles Rideout CVO QPM will represent, read a lesson and lay a wreath at St. Edward’s Church, Mottingham at 10.30am, those attending this service are asked to arrive by 10.15am

Orpington

The Mayor and Consort, Councillor Kim Botting and Councillor Mike Botting, the Representative Deputy Lieutenant Robert Murfin TD DL, the Leader of the Council, Councillor Colin Smith and the Chief Executive, Mr. Doug Patterson will attend the service. There will be a wreath laying ceremony at Orpington War Memorial at 10.40am, continuing with the Remembrance Service at All Saints Parish Church, Bark Hart Road, Orpington, BR6 OQD, at 11.40am.  Afterwards there will be a further wreath laying ceremony at Canadian Corner.

Penge and Cator

Councillor Kathy Bance MBE will represent the borough.  A service will be held at St John’s Church, High Street, Penge, SE20 7EQ, at 10.00am followed by a wreath laying ceremony and service at the Memorial opposite the Church at 10.45am and move back to the church for coffee and refreshments.

Councillor Kevin Brooks will represent the Borough at Holy Trinity Church, 66 Lennard Road, Penge, SE20 7LX. The service will commence at 10.30 am followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial.

Councillor Simon Jeal will represent the Borough at the wreath laying ceremony, at the Kent House Road Memorial, Beckenham and Penge Sea Cadets, 209 Kent House Road, which commences at 12pm.

Petts Wood and Knoll

Councillor Keith Onslow will represent the borough, read a lesson and lay a wreath.  There will be a service at St. Francis Church, 60 Willett Way, Petts Wood, BR5 1QE, at 10.00am. This will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony at Petts Wood Memorial, which is expected to take place at 11.00am.

Plaistow and Sundridge

Councillor Michael Turner will represent and lay a wreath on behalf of the borough at St. Andrew’s Church, 136 Burnt Ash Lane, BR1 5AF, at 9.30am.

Councillor Peter Morgan will represent and lay a wreath on behalf of the borough at St. John’s Church, Park Road, Bromley, BR1 3HJ, at 9.45am.

Shortlands

Councillor Aisha Cuthbert will read a lesson and lay the wreath on behalf of the borough.  There will be a service at St. Mary’s Church, Kingswood Road, BR2 0HG, at 10.00am.  During the service the congregation will go to the War Memorial at approximately 10.45am to observe the silence and lay wreaths.

Upper Norwood – Crystal Palace

Councillor Marina Ahmad will represent the borough at the wreath laying ceremony at The Upper Norwood War Memorial, Westow Street, Crystal Palace at 10.30am.

West Wickham

Councillor Mark Brock will lay a wreath and read a poem on behalf of the borough.  Those attending should assemble for the Parade at Croft Avenue Car Park at 10.00am to join the procession down to the War Memorial for the service at 10:45am.

CROYDON

A series of remembrance events will commemorate those who lost their lives in wars on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

More than 16million people died during The Great War, including more than 2,500 active-duty soldiers from Croydon, and more than 60million people died in the Second World War.

Among the soldiers with a connection to Croydon were Flora Sandes, the only British woman who was officially recognised as serving in World War One, and Dr Macormack Charles Farrell Easmon, thought to be the only black African to serve as an officer during The Great War.

and Croydon will host a special service, parade and memorial wreath laying to commemorate those who died in the two world wars and other conflicts.

Cllr Bernadette Khan, Mayor of Croydon, said: “November is a very important time of year as we pay tribute to those who died in wars and conflicts across the globe. This year is even more significant as it marks 100 years since the end of the First World War.

“Millions of people, both soldiers and civilians, from the UK and the Commonwealth, Europe and across the globe died and we come together as a community to mark their sacrifice.”

A special Service of Remembrance begins in Croydon Minster at 10.55am on Sunday 11 November followed by The Remembrance Parade along North End towards Katharine Street departing from outside Marks and Spencer at 12.20pm.

A wreath-laying will then take place at the War Memorial outside the Town Hall at 12.30pm.

Croydon libraries are hosting a wide range of events over November to mark the centenary.

Clocktower Late at the Museum of Croydon begins at 6pm on Friday 9 November, exploring the impact of the war in music, art, film and much more. The event includes poetry readings, live music, museum exhibits, film and a special opportunity to contribute to the Croydon Roll of Honour by recording the name of a soldier who died in The Great War in a specially created sound installation.

Councillor Oliver Lewis, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: “Clocktower Late is set to be an important event where we can commemorate and remember all those who served and sacrificed during The Great War.

“There are further events in our libraries throughout November that will commemorate the lives of those who died in conflicts with a range of talks and other events.”

You can visit the museum in person or at www.museumofcroydon.com to find out more about the soldiers from Croydon who served during the wars.

Other events will be hosted at libraries across the borough throughout November. You can find out more about the events online.

Remembrance Day Events in Croydon

Clocktower Late @ Museum of Croydon
Friday 9th November 6pm
An event exploring the impact of the war in music, art, museum exhibits, poetry and film. Includes a sound installation of the Roll of Honour and a  screening of the restored film The Battle of the Ancre at David Lean Cinema

Service of Remembrance
Croydon Minster at 10.55am on Sunday 11 November

The Remembrance Parade 
Starts at Marks and Spencers, North End at 12.20pm on 11th November and concludes in wreath-laying at the Town Hall War Memorial at 12.30pm.

A full listings of WWI Centenary events across the borough is available in the Croydon Libraries Brochure

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LAMBETH

Events and services will be held across Lambeth on Sunday, November 11, as part of commemorations of all of those who have died in war and conflict.

They include a Lambeth Town Hall Remembrance Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony from 9am. The event will start with a procession from Windrush Square, outside Brixton Library, to Lambeth Town Hall from at 8.50am.

Cllr Ibrahim Dogus, Lambeth’s Deputy Mayor, will lead the Town Hall ceremony.

This year’s Remembrance Sunday will mark exactly one hundred years since the Armistice that ended the First World War.

Other public services taking place in Lambeth:

  • Stockwell Memorial Gardens (next to Stockwell Underground Station) Clapham Road SW9 9BE Time of arrival: 10.45am
  • Albert Carr Gardens War Memorial, on the corner of the High Road and Streatham Common Northside, SW16 3HF Time: 10.30am
  • Kennington Park War Memorial – a parade organised by the local Royal British Legion gathers at the junction of Braganza Street/Doddington Grove from where it proceeds at 10.35am, marching; passing Kennington Underground Station and onto Kennington Road to arrive at Kennington Park Memorial at 11am for the service and wreath laying.
  • The S.O.E  Agents Monument, Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 Time: 10.30am
  • The African Caribbean Memorial Statue, Windrush Square, Brixton, SW2 1EF Time: 1.00pm
  • Vincennes War Memorial, Vincennes Estate, Hamilton Road, SE27 9RX Time: 3.00pm

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LEWISHAM

Remembrance Sunday will be marked in Lewisham by two commemorative events on Sunday 11 November. 

Reverend Peter Farley-Moore, from St John’s Church, Lewisham will lead one service at the War Memorial on Upper Brockley Road (at its junction with Lewisham Way). A second service at the War Memorial in Lewisham High Street will be led the Bishop of Woolwich, the Right Reverend Dr Karowei Dorgu, plus Father Steve Hall, of St Mary’s Church, Lewisham, Father David Howel from St Saviour’s RC Church, Lewisham and Pastor Bernd Rapp of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Church in Forest Hill.

Both services will bring together Lewisham’s diverse population to remember all those who gave their lives during both World Wars and other conflicts.

The service on Upper Brockley Road will start at 10.55am. Cllr Obajimi Adefiranye will lead the wreath laying. New Cross and Deptford ward councillors and Vicky Foxcroft, MP for Deptford New Cross will also be in attendance.

Members of the local branch of the Royal British Legion and other military organisations and associations based in Deptford will also be present and a local band will play the music for the hymns and last post and reveille.

Police will stop traffic at 11am for the customary two-minute silence.

The second much larger service will take place at 10.55am by the war memorial on Lewisham High Street (opposite Lewisham Hospital).

Local dignitaries attending are Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham, who will lead the wreath laying; Janet Daby, MP for Lewisham East; Ellie Reeves, MP for Lewisham West and Penge and Sir Steve Bullock, Lewisham’s Deputy Lieutenant. The Lewisham branches of the Royal British Legion will also attend with their standards.

A marching band from the 1475 Squadron ATC will lead contingents to and from the war memorial on Lewisham High Street. The Mayor and Deputy Lieutenant will take the salute and inspect the troops at the end of the service which will also include a two minute silence at 11am.
Music, including the hymns, last post, reveille and national anthem will be played by the Locke Brass consort and a piper from the London Scottish will lead the civic procession.

Lewisham residents are welcome to attend either service.

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SOUTHWARK

Armistice Day Services: On Sunday 11 November the Mayor will host the borough service at the WW1 War Memorial, Borough High St, starting 10:50 and then attend a wreath laying service at the Soviet War Memorial in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park 12:30. There will also be public Remembrance and Armistice services across the borough on 11 November.

WW1 , Remembrance Service and wreath laying ceremony, at the council building, 160 Tooley Street at 11am on 12 November.

All Remembrance related events across Southwark can be found on the council’s events page including the two services listed above. http://www.southwark.gov.uk/events-culture-and-heritage/search?c=78

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