Thousands expected at Havering Remembrance Day services today
PUBLISHED: 08:52 10 November 2013 | UPDATED: 08:52 10 November 2013
Thousands of people are expected to attend Remembrance Day services across Havering this morning to show their respect for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in war.
The largest service will take place in Romford’s Coronation Gardens War Memorial, following a parade from Western Road. See below for details.
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Where the services will take place:
There will be a parade from Western Road to Coronation Gardens at 10.30am. This will be followed by a service at the war memorial in Coronation Gardens at 10.55am.
Tomorrow, at 10.45am, there will be a service organised by the Royal Naval Association and the Royal British Legion held at the western end of Romford Market between the Lloyds and Co-op banks.
A parade will take place at 10.15am from the car park by Mecca Bingo, High Street, to the war memorial. A short wreath-laying service will take place at 10.40am, followed by a service in St Andrew’s Church at 11.15am.
The two-minute silence will be observed at 11am at Elm Park Royal British Legion, Maylands Avenue, before a parade to St Nicholas Church for a service starting at 11.15am.
There will be a service at 10.40am at The Good Shepherd Church in Collier Row Lane.
There will be a parade at 10.40am from Upminster and Cranham Royal British Legion in St Mary’s Lane, Upminster, to the war memorial, where a short service will take place at 11am. This will be followed by a service at 11.10am at St Laurence Parish Church in Corbets Tey Road.
There will be a parade from Saint George’s Church Centre, Chippenham Road, to the war memorial at 10.30am. This will be followed by a service at the war memorial.
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 be held.
A service will be held in the Memorial Hall in Gubbins Lane at 10.30am. This will be followed by a short parade to St Peter’s Church, where a service will be held.