East London remembers its War dead
PUBLISHED: 08:00 07 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:12 05 October 2010
By Else Kvist REMEMBRANCE Sunday will be commemorated by ceremonies and two minutes silence at war memorials around the East End tomorrow. The sacrifice of the armed forces and civilians since the Firs
REMEMBRANCE Sunday will be commemorated by ceremonies and two minutes silence at war memorials around the East End tomorrow.
The sacrifice of the armed forces and civilians since the First World War will be recalled at Trinity Gardens at Tower Hill from 10.30am.
Members of the Royal British Legion and others will be gathering at the War Memorial outside the library in Bethnal Green Gardens at 10.45am
MP Jim Fitzpatrick and his wife Sheila will march with members of the Royal British Legion from St Savior's Hall, Arcadia Street, Poplar, at 10:30, to the War Memorial in St Leonard's Road, where they will lay wreaths and hold the customary two minutes silence at 11am.
A presentation ahead of two minutes silence will also be given at a War Memorial in Cyprus Street, Bethnal Green, which featured on the BBC Inside Out programme this week. The programme told the story of how the memorial is looked after by residents Ron Sale and Dave Stanley.
A church service at St George in the East church, Cannon Street Road, Shadwell at 10.15am will be followed by wreath laying and two minutes silence at the War Memorial in the church grounds at 11am.
An Armistice service will also be held at the War Cenotaph inside Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park on Southern Grove in Mile End at 10.45am.
Respects will all be paid at Christ Church on Manchester Road, Isle of Dogs at 10.45am at St John church on Cambridge Heath Road at 10.45am.
It is 91 years since the Armistice brought the First World War to an end in 1918, when the guns fell silent at the 11 hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.