Search

Hornchurch Country Park holds poignant Remembrance Day ceremony at war memorial

PUBLISHED: 10:30 16 November 2017

A poignant Remembrance Ceremony was held at Hornchurch Country Park on Sunday. Photo: Richard Smith

A poignant Remembrance Ceremony was held at Hornchurch Country Park on Sunday. Photo: Richard Smith

Archant

Dozens of Havering residents gathered at the Hornchurch Country Park war memorial on Sunday to pay their respects to the fallen on Remembrance Day.

Around 100 people attended the ceremony at 10.45am, where members of the 10th Essex Regiment Living History Group provided a special Guard of Honour dressed in their First World War uniforms to honour the servicemen and women who have given their lives for their country.

Paul Weaver spoke about the sacrifice of those in the First World War and urged the crowd not to forget about the millions who were left wounded and limbless after the war.

Brenda Clayton of the Essex Wildlife Trust gave the Eulogy before a two minute silence was observed.

The Ingrebourne Valley Visitors Centre was well attended throughout the day by the public, where the Hornchurch Aerodrome Historical Society had a wide range of memorabilia on display, as did the 10th Essex Regiment.

Latest Romford News Stories

19:04

Firefighters and the RSPCA helped rescue a lucky black cat from a car engine in Elm Park.

17:17

Young people from Havering who have made a difference in their community attended a prestigious awards event in Hornchurch.

I’ve got to admit, I didn’t really know anything about the classic BBC series Goodnight Sweetheart before this week.

12:00

Pupils and staff at a Collier Row school celebrated the opening of new classrooms and a learning centre with a special ceremony.

A Yellow warning has been issued by the Met Office for the east of England as “very strong winds” are expected tomorrow evening and Friday morning.

A department store which has been at the heart of a town centre for 130 years, has been celebrating its anniversary.

Police officers are appealing for the public’s help in tracing two fraudsters with connections to Romford who are on the run from the law after being found guilty of fraud.

There are heavy tailbacks on the M25 clockwise at its Romford junction with the A127 this morning after a lorry tipped over on the slip road.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now