Where to pay your respects in Bexley this Remembrance Day
PUBLISHED: 10:12 05 November 2015 | UPDATED: 10:13 05 November 2015
Services will be taking place across the borough, including Sidcup, Bexleyheath, Crayford and Erith
ONE hundred years ago, the First World War raged and the Gallipoli campaign had been under way for months.
The campaign would claim the lives of hundreds of thousands and this weekend the nation will pay its respects to all those who paid the ultimate price defending the country in wars and conflicts across the globe.
This Sunday, Bexley will join the rest of Britain with Remembrance Day services taking place across the borough.
Following the services this weekend, there will also be further ceremonies on Wednesday, November 11 – 97 years after the fighting
of the First World War officially ended.
Poppies have been on sale for some weeks, with the money raised for the Royal British Legion – the charity which supports the UK’s armed forces.
Many people will be wearing the poppy with pride this week as a sign of respect for fallen soldiers.
Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, which saw around 900,000 British and colonial soldiers die.
We have highlighted some of the key ceremonies taking place across the local area, however there will be more taking place locally.
Among the remembrance services taking place this weekend are:
The public Remembrance Day event at Oaklands Road War Memorial, Steeple Memorial Gardens, Bexleyheath. Officials attending the day will arrive at 10.30am and the service will begin at 10.40am.
The Reserve Armed Forces from the centre at Watling Street, the local Royal British Legion, the congregation from Christ Church, Bexleyheath, and the general public will all be in attendance and should be complete by 11.30am when the armed forces will march back to Watling Street.
There will be a major commemoration event at St Paulinus Church in Crayford. It will commence at 10.30am and will feature a parade down to the local war memorial, with a short service there starting at 11am.
Two minutes silence will be held at the War Memorial at the St John the Baptist church in Erith, the service will begin at 10am, with the two minutes silence starting at 11am.
There will also be a large event at St John’s Church, Sidcup, commencing at 10.55am, followed by a short walk to the war memorial at The Green at Sidcup and a wreath laying ceremony there at approximately 11.30am.
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