GALLERY: Bexley remembered those who fought and died in the line of duty

PUBLISHED: 11:16 15 November 2016 | UPDATED: 16:24 15 November 2016

Peabody Chief Executive Stephen Howlett lays a wreath at the Thamesmead Remembrance service

Peabody Chief Executive Stephen Howlett lays a wreath at the Thamesmead Remembrance service


A number of services took place throughout the area

Last weekend, the nation remembered the soldiers who fought and died in the line of duty, via a number of events held in Bexley.

The Mayor’s Civic service is to took place at 10am on Sunday, November 13, at St Paulinus Church in Crayford.

There was also be a parade and service at Bexleyheath War Memorial on Sunday.

Peabody, partners and residents in Thamesmead met at 2.55pm on Friday November 11 by the clock tower in Thamesmead Town Centre to honour the fallen.

A remembrance event at St John’s Church, Sidcup, began at 10.55am and was followed by a short walk to the war memorial at The Green, where a wreath-laying ceremony took place at 11.30am.

John Lewis, Executive Director Thamesmead, said: “It was an honour to be part of Thamesmead’s third annual Remembrance service. The area that is now Thamesmead played a vital role in both the First and Second World Wars, with 73,000 people based in the munition factories here as part of the Royal Arsenal. The service here today was to thank them and pay our respects to all those who have served in our Armed Forces”.

Bexleyheath Conservative Club held a Remembrance Day lunch on November 13 to commemorate the service by four veterans, who are all aged over 90. The Master of Ceremonies was the Club Secretary, Commander Keith Manchanda OBE. Rt Hon David Evennett MP gave a short speech. He presented certificates to veterans Leonard Sparvell, William Heywood, Peter Tecter, and Florence Russell.

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