Search

Redbridge remembers war dead – day in pictures

PUBLISHED: 17:35 14 November 2011 | UPDATED: 18:33 14 November 2011

Civic service of remembrance for Remembrance Day at Newbury Park

Civic service of remembrance for Remembrance Day at Newbury Park

Archant

Young and old across Redbridge fell silent to pay their respects to the country’s war dead in a series of Remembrance Day services yesterday.

Ilford War Memorial, Eastern Avenue, Newbury Park and Wanstead War Memorial, High Street, Wanstead both held services.

In Wanstead, a record crowd turned out as youngsters from the scouting movement laid posies of poppies alongside servicemen and women.

Woodford Green and Wanstead Branch Royal British Legion president Norman Gower, a Royal Navy veteran, said “Young people are aware and for those who we think are too young to lay a wreath they can lay a tribute with their own poppies.”

Rainbows, brownies, guides, rangers, beavers, cubs and scouts representing hundreds of children from packs across South Woodford and Wanstead laid the flowers.

It is only the third year the youngsters have had such a role.

Services were also held outside Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford on Friday and at Fairlop Waters Country Park, Forest Road, Barkingside.

Click the gallery link at the top right of this page to see pictures from Sunday.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ilford Recorder