Remembrance Day: Soldiers to be commemorated at borough-wide services

A picture of a poppy taken by Ron Jeffries

A picture of a poppy taken by Ron Jeffries - Credit: Archant

The community will come together today to commemorate the soldiers of all conflicts who have served our country.

Havering is hosting services to remember both those who came home – and those who did not.

They are as follows:

Romford: Parade from Western Road to Coronation Gardens at 10.30am, followed by a service at the war memorial starting at 10.55am.

Upminster: Parade at 10.40am from the Upminster and Cranham Royal British Legion, in St Mary’s Lane, to the war memorial, where a short service will take place.

Hornchurch: A parade at 10.15am from the car park by Mecca Bingo, High Street, to the war memorial. A service will take place in St Andrew’s Church at 11.15am.

Elm Park: A two-minute silence will be observed at 11am at the Elm Park Royal British Legion, Maylands Avenue, followed by a parade to St Nicholas Church. The Legion is hosting a fundraising auction afterwards.

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Harold Hill: At 11am, a two-minute silence will be observed at the war memorial. This will be followed by a parade to St George’s Church Centre, where a short service will take place.

Harold Wood: A service will be held at the Memorial Hall, in Gubbins Lane, at 10.45am. This will be followed by a short parade to St Peter’s Church.

Rainham: There will be a parade at 10.15am from the Working Men’s Club, Upminster Road South, to the war memorial, where a short service will take place at 10.50am.

The Recorder will be reporting from the Romford and Elm Park services. Keep an eye on the website for coverage throughout the day.