Remembrance Sunday services take place across Havering

PUBLISHED: 13:27 13 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:04 15 November 2016

Remembrance Sunday parade in Upminster

Remembrance Sunday parade in Upminster


Hundreds lined the streets and paused to remember those who have fought and continue to fight in conflicts around the world.

Residents came out of their homes to pay their respects and take a closer look at the parade which marched through Upminster this morning.

The morning began at Upminster’s Royal British Legion branch with a procession made up of guides, cub scouts, students and ex-servicemen and women marching to the parish of St Laurence in Corbets Tey Road.

As everyone gathered outside the church, the presiding minister gave a moving service, while various wreaths were laid.

This was followed by a two minute silence, which was respectfully observed by the big crowd which gathered.

Ann Parsons, whose dad served in the Second World War, was in attendance.

Speaking after the service, she said: “Every year it is important to put everything else aside and remember everyone who has served for our country.

“Thousands have lost their lives in the line of duty for us all to stand here today.

“Not a day goes by without me thinking about my dad.”

Ex-serviceman Peter O’Dowd said: “It’s always nice to see so many people coming out to pay their respects.

“I love to see the youngsters getting involved, it’s vital they know from an early age so traditions like today will always happen.”

Services took place in Romford, Hornchurch, Harold Hill, Harold Wood, and Rainham.

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