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.

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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