Romford Pictures: Armistice Day marked with events across Havering

Havering Council hosted a service in the Market Place in Romford to mark Armistice Day, which on Nov

Havering Council hosted a service in the Market Place in Romford to mark Armistice Day, which on November 11 1918 ended the First World War - Credit: Archant

The community came together to commemorate Armistice Day across the borough.

Branfil Primary School in Upminster, hosting an event to remember air raid warden Frank Garwood.
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Branfil Primary School in Upminster, hosting an event to remember air raid warden Frank Garwood. The Garwood family. - Credit: Archant

Romford held its main service today in the Market Place, where hundreds of people gathered.

Schools also held their own events, including Drapers’ Brookside Junior School, in Dagnam Park Drive, Harold Hill.

The school coincided its official opening with Armistice Day and guests included deputy mayor Cllr Barbara Matthews.

Branfil Primary School, of Cedar Avenue, Upminster, unveiled a plaque to commemorate air raid warden Frank Garwood, who died during the Second World War after he was fatally wounded in a raid.

Poppies made by students at Drapers' Brookside Junior School

Poppies made by students at Drapers' Brookside Junior School - Credit: photo: Arnaud Stephenson


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The warden’s post lay where the school’s new playground sits, which has been named the Garwood Courts in memory of him.

Members of Frank’s family were among those who attended the event.

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