Bromley remembers the fallen

PUBLISHED: 17:31 11 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:31 11 November 2015

Jo Johnson at the Orpington service

Jo Johnson at the Orpington service


Services were held to remember fallen servicemen and women who died since the First World War

Silence fell across Bromley last weekend, as the borough marked Remembrance Day.

Across Bromley, services took place to pay respect for the fallen servicemen and women who died in conflicts since the First World War.

Major services from the weekend included a service at Bromley Parish Church, attended by the mayor of Bromley, Kim Botting, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial.

Deborah Harte, who organised the ceremony at Bromley, also organised a short ceremony at intu shopping centre today.

“We organised The Last Post to play throughout the shopping centre, it’s quite moving to see everyone in the centre stop and pay respects.

“It was a great turnout on Sunday, the church was filled air cadets, police cadets, local councillors and the public.”

In Orpington local MP Jo Johnson attended the remembrance service and laid a wreath at the war memorial.

Mr Johnson said: “Congratulation to the Royal British Legion for Sunday’s Remembrance Day service, which as ever brought several thousand out into the centre of Orpington to remember those who never came home.”

“It was great to see so many throng the streets in memory - especially all the cadets and scouts out on parade.”

In other parts of the borough, residents of Biggin hill, Chislehurst, Mottingham and more all paid their respects in ceremonies.

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