Release Date: 01 November 2017
This year’s Remembrance Day Services are being held throughout the borough on Sunday 12 November.
Wherever you are in the borough there will be a service near to you where you can pay your respects to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two world wars and later conflicts.
Most events will consist of a parade of Armed Forces veterans, civic dignitaries and religious officials followed by a service and two minute silence at 11am.
Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Lisa Blakemore, said:
“This is a time for us to pay our respects to all those who have served our country and been affected by conflict. I hope Richmond upon Thames residents will join myself and other councillors by attending a Remembrance Day service, observing the two minute silence or wearing a poppy with pride to help raise vital funds for the Poppy Appeal."
The Remembrance events across the borough this year are as follows:
A parade will form up at the Old Deer Park at 10.15am and will proceed to Whittaker Avenue at which point Members should join in the procession. A service will be held at the War Memorial, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond at 10.40am. (members are to meet in the Old Town Hall prior to joining the procession). The wreath will be laid at 11am. The Deputy Mayor Cllr Benedict Dias will take the salute from the top of Whittaker Avenue. All those attending the parade and service will be welcomed afterwards at The Princes Head on Richmond Green.
The Mayor, Cllr Lisa Blakemore, will take the salute at the march-past of local organisations at the Service in Radnor Gardens. Those attending are asked to meet at the Bowling Green Pavilion at 10.15am. A representative of the Royal British Legion will escort the parade to the War Memorial for the service at 10.50am. After the service, refreshments will be provided at the Legion headquarters in Popes Grove.
There will be a Remembrance Day Service at the Methodist Church, Percy Road, Hampton starting at 10.30am until about 11.35am when refreshments will be available for members and visitors. The parade will assemble at midday in front of the Church, ready to march off precisely at 12.15pm for the annual wreath-laying ceremony at 12.30pm in front of the Hampton War Memorial Cottages in Oldfield Road, opposite Gander Green. Councillors may robe at the church prior to the service or before the Parade. The Parade will return at approximately 1pm to be dismissed at the Methodist Church. The Council will be represented by Cllr Gareth Roberts.
A parade of organisations will assemble at Sheen Lane Centre Car Park at 10.30am and will march to East Sheen War Memorial where a service will be held at 11am. Those attending should please meet at Sheen Lane Centre. The Council will be represented by Cllr Lord True.
There will be a service at St Mary’s Church, Barnes following an act of remembrance in the churchyard at 10.50am. The Council will be represented by the Leader of the Council, Cllr Paul Hodgins.
There will be a Parish Communion at 9.45am at St Andrew’s Church, Ham Common, with an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial in St Andrew’s Church Yard, commencing at 10.50am. At about 10.45am the congregation will march from the Church to the Memorial. The Council will be represented by Cllr Loveland.
There will also be a service at St Peter’s Church, Petersham. This will commence at 10am, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at 11am at the Petersham War Memorial. The Council will be represented by Cllr Sarah Tippett.
A service will be held at St Stephen’s Church, Richmond Road, East Twickenham at 9am, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony. The Council will be represented by Cllr Susan Chappell.
A service will be held at the Teddington War Memorial in Hampton Road, Teddington, at 10.50am. People will gather outside the Teddington RBL from 10am. At about 10.20am the parade will march through the high street to the Memorial Hospital. Once the service is over people are welcome back to the RBL. The Sea Cadets and Kneller Hall will be represented. The Council will be represented by Cllr Jerry Elloy.
A service will be held at the War Memorial at Kingston Bridge at 10.50am. This will proceed from a parade along Hampton Wick High Street from the Forrester’s Public House at 10.45am. The Council will be represented by Cllr Tony Arbour.
A service will be held at St James Church, Hampton Hill at 9.30am followed at 10.55am by a parade to the war memorial in the church yard for the Act of Remembrance, the sounding of The Last Post and two minutes silence. The Churchyard includes the graves of many who died in world wars, including Canadian servicemen. The Council will be represented by Cllr Mark Boyle.
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Updated: 22 November 2017