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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

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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.

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