Where to pay your respects in Bromley this Remembrance Day
PUBLISHED: 10:26 05 November 2015 | UPDATED: 10:26 05 November 2015
Ceremonies will be taking place across the borough
One hundred years ago, the First World War raged and the Gallipoli campaign had been under way for months.
The campaign would claim the lives of hundreds of thousands and on Sunday the nation will pay its respects to all those who paid the ultimate price defending the country in wars and conflicts across the globe.
Remembrance Day services will take place across Bromley, with the traditional two-minute silence to be held at 11am on November 11 – Armistice Day.
Deborah Harte, from the Bromley division of the Royal British Legion, is encouraging everyone - young and old - to take pay their respects.
She said: “Every year a good number of people support Remembrance Sunday and we encourage everyone to wear a poppy and helps us provide thousands of modern veterans, service men, women and their families with vital advice and support. So join this year’s Poppy Appeal and wear your poppy with pride.”
We have highlighted some of the key ceremonies taking place in the area, however other services are taking place across the borough, including Cray Valley East, Bickley, Hayes, Shortlands, Plaistow and Sundridge.
Some of the ceremonies taking place in the borough are:
Bromley: Attendees to the service at Bromley Parish Church are asked to arrive by 10.45am. After the service, the visitors will proceed to the War Memorial for the wreath laying ceremony.
Beckenham War Memorial: At 10.50am there will be a service and wreath laying ceremony at Beckenham War Memorial in High Street Beckenham, lasting about 45 minutes and a parade will follow the service. Those attending this service are asked to arrive at the War Memorial by 10.30am.
Biggin Hill: The service takes place at St George’s Chapel at 10.30am. A wreath will be laid in front of the Gate Guardians. The congregations from both services will meet at the War Memorial where wreaths will be laid.
Chislehurst: The service will be at St. Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Chislehurst, BR7 5PE, at 9.30am and will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony at 10.50 am. at the War Memorial.
Mottingham: The service at Mottingham War Memorial commences at 10.45 am in the car park of the Porcupine Public House, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial.
Orpington: There will be a wreath laying ceremony at Orpington War Memorial at 10.00am, followed by a Service at All Saints Parish Church, Bark Hart Road, Orpington, BR6 OQD, at 10.50am. Afterwards there will be a further wreath laying ceremony at Canadian Corner.
Penge: A service will be held at St John’s Church, High Street, Penge, SE20 7EQ, at 10.30am followed by a wreath laying ceremony and service at the Memorial opposite the Church at 10.50am and move back to the church for the final part of the service.
Petts Wood: There will be a service at St Francis Church, 60 Willett Way, Petts Wood, BR5 1QE, at 9.55 am. This will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony at Petts Wood Memorial, which is expected to take place at approximately 11.00 am.
West Wickham: A service and wreath laying ceremony takes place at the War Memorial at Corkscrew Hill at 10.45am.