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Bexley remembers fallen heroes

PUBLISHED: 13:29 11 November 2015 | UPDATED: 13:29 11 November 2015

Service at Foots Cray memorial

Service at Foots Cray memorial

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Services were held across the borough today and on Sunday.

Silence fell across Bexley last weekend and today, as the borough marked Remembrance Day.

Services were held across Bexley to pay respects for the fallen servicemen and women who died in conflicts since the First World War

As per the annual period of remembrance, poppies have been sold to the public to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.

In Foots Cray local people, including the 1st Foots Cray Scouts Group marched up Rectory Lane following a morning service at All Saints Church, before finishing the morning at Foots Cray War Memorial where they held two minutes.

Sue Sauter, 66, a deputy warden from All Saints church said: “We’ve had quite a wide age range this year, compared with previous years.

“I think recent conflicts and the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War have helped reignite young people’s interests.”

Last year was the anniversary of

the conflict, which claimed the lives of some 900,000 British and colonial soldiers.

Other services taking place across Bexley included the Oaklands Road War memorial in Bexleyheath.

Appearing at the ceremony was the mayor of Bexley as well as the Reserve Armed Forces from the

centre at Watling Street, the local Royal British Legion as well as the general public.

Elsewhere in the borough, Crayford paid its respects with a commemoration event at St Paulinus Church followed by a parade to the war memorial with a service.

In Sidcup and Erith, two minutes silence was held to mark Remembrance Day and Erith also took part in a wreath laying ceremony at their war memorial.

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