Video: Romford answers - why I wear a poppy

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Out and about in Romford town centre this week, lots of people were wearing poppies. We spoke to some about what it means to them.

A variety of Remembrance events are taking place across Havering this Sunday. Here is a selection:

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.


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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.

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.

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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.

Armistice Day, Tuesday

At 10.45am, there will be a service held in the Market Place, Romford (between the Lloyds and Co-op banks)

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