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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A giant canvas of historical photographs of figures in the 19th and 20th centuries was projected onto the façade of the old London Hospital building in Whitechapel to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

Older people in Tower Hamlets are being trained in classical dance by the English National Ballet to commemorate a century since the end of the First World War.

Children have spent four years researching the life of a pupil at their school more than 100 years ago who was later awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously after being killed in the First World War.

Seafarers past and present fell silent in Tower Hamlets this morning to remember those killed and lost in war, commemorating a century since Armistice Day.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

Carol Dodson never knew her uncles William and Alfred. Both died in their twenties fighting in the war.

On Armistice Day, 1918, men, women and children united to celebrate the war’s end, but the relieved crowds without meaning to helped spread a deadly disease.

Navy veterans, cadets and councillors fell silent for two minutes at Tower Hamlets Town Hall today (Friday) to commemorate a century since the end of the First World War.

Thousands of men and women whose deaths can be linked to the First World War have yet to be commemorated.

The Royal British Legion has been helping veterans and their families for almost 100 years.

They are listed on war memorials across the East End, but their stories have long been forgotten.

Tower Hamlets will hold a Remembrance Day service to commemorate those who died in the First World War.

Around 10,000 flames have filled the empty moat around the Tower of London to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Rare photographs that suffragette Norah Smyth took more than 100 years ago go which have never been exhibited in the UK go on public show in Bethnal Green from Friday to mark the centenary of women’s votes.

An art trail commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War that confronts scars of battle with healing in life is being laid out at Canary Wharf.

The historic Kingsley Hall where Mahatma Gandhi stayed in 1931 to be among the East End’s poor is marking its 90th anniversary tomorrow.

A family history event is being staged to help anyone who thinks their ancestors may have been East End suffragettes fighting for votes for women more than 100 years ago.

The contributions Jewish members of the Royal Air Force made over the course of its 100 year history have not always been recognised.

This year Britain’s youngest armed service marks its centenary anniversary.

A leading campaigner for a state health service was the radical Mayor of Poplar who in 1921 would rather go to prison in Great Rent Strike than have the polltax of his day forced on the East London’s poor.

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