Romford Pictures: Havering falls silent for Armistice Day

PUBLISHED: 14:12 12 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:41 12 November 2015

Havering's Armistice Day service at the Market Place, Romford.

Havering's Armistice Day service at the Market Place, Romford.


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

The Market Place in Romford fell silent on Wednesday for the fallen of World War One.

Crowds of people gathered to mark Armistice Day, which on November 11 1918, ended the First World War.

Reverend Mike Power, Vicar of St Edward the Confessor, Romford, who led the service, said it was very emotive.

He said: “Armistice day fell on a market day this year but it made no difference when everyone stopped to pay their respects.

“In the hustle and bustle of a busy market, it was a very powerful sign of respect.”

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

The school held their own tribute to the fallen soldiers and guests included former Havering Mayor Cllr Linda Trew, Cllr Meg Davies and Deputy Lieutenant for Havering Colonel Mark Bryant.

The service was led by Rev Russell Moul, of St Paul’s Church, in Harold Hill.

Essex historian Andy Smerdon performed The Last Post on the bugle in the uniform of an Essex Yeoman from WWI.

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