Redbridge remembers war dead – day in pictures
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.
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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.
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Click the gallery link at the top right of this page to see pictures from Sunday.