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Hundreds mark Bexley Remembrance Day 2013 at services across the borough

PUBLISHED: 15:41 10 November 2013 | UPDATED: 15:41 10 November 2013

Wreaths were laid at memorial services across Bexley borough as veterans, local dignitaries, residents and scout and guide groups gathered to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in war.

Bexley mayor, Cllr Sharon Massey, attended the service at St John the Evangelist Church, in Sidcup followed by the wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial, in The Green.

Cllr Massey then joined veterans and members of the Sidcup and Foots Cray branch of the Royal British Legion at the United Services Club, in Main Road.

There were also services at St Paulinus Church, Perry Street, Crayford; Christ Church, Broadway, Bexleyheath and St Michael’s Church in Abbey Wood Road, Abbey Wood.

Tomorrow, the East Wickham and Welling War Memorial Trust plan to launch their new website and online war memorial.

As part of the ‘Welling Will Remember Them Project’, volunteers have been uncovering the stories of the men who fought in the First World War.

The stories will be uploaded onto the new website to mark the special centenary next year.

Visitors can add comments on any of the stories in the hope of discovering more about the men who fought and died for their country.

Visit www.ewt.org.uk tomorrow to find out more.

For more Remembrance Day coverage, click on the button on the Bexley Times homepage.

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