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Armistice100: Wanstead pays tribute at ‘dignified and solemn’ Remembrance service

PUBLISHED: 18:04 12 November 2018 | UPDATED: 18:11 12 November 2018

A moving memorial service was held in Wanstead to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11. Photo: Lorna Ellen Faulkes

A moving memorial service was held in Wanstead to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11. Photo: Lorna Ellen Faulkes

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An emotional Remembrance service was held in Wanstead as residents gathered at the town’s war memorial to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

A moving memorial service was held in Wanstead to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11. Photo: Lorna Ellen FaulkesA moving memorial service was held in Wanstead to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11. Photo: Lorna Ellen Faulkes

A moving memorial service was held in Wanstead to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11. Photo: Lorna Ellen FaulkesA moving memorial service was held in Wanstead to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11. Photo: Lorna Ellen Faulkes

At 12.30pm on Sunday, November 11, a service was held at the memorial in Wanstead High Street, including the laying of wreaths, a brief prayer and two minutes’ silence.

A moving memorial service was held in Wanstead to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11. Photo: Lorna Ellen FaulkesA moving memorial service was held in Wanstead to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11. Photo: Lorna Ellen Faulkes

A moving memorial service was held in Wanstead to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11. Photo: Lorna Ellen FaulkesA moving memorial service was held in Wanstead to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11. Photo: Lorna Ellen Faulkes

Wanstead Village councillor Paul Donovan told the Recorder: “It was a moving to attend the Remembrance ceremonies at both Wanstead and Snaresbrook memorials.

A moving memorial service was held in Wanstead to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11. Photo: Lorna Ellen FaulkesA moving memorial service was held in Wanstead to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11. Photo: Lorna Ellen Faulkes

A moving memorial service was held in Wanstead to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11. Photo: Lorna Ellen FaulkesA moving memorial service was held in Wanstead to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11. Photo: Lorna Ellen Faulkes

“There was an excellent turn out of people at both occasions, showing that people have not forgotten and do remember those who lost their lives in these terrible conflicts.

A moving memorial service was held in Wanstead to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11. Photo: Lorna Ellen FaulkesA moving memorial service was held in Wanstead to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11. Photo: Lorna Ellen Faulkes

“The dignity and solemnity shown at both events was in the true spirit of remembrance, which is about honouring those who died and reliving the memory in order that such terrible loss does not recur again in the future.

“An occasion to remember, honour and reflect, not glorify such horrific loss of life.”

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