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Lambeth to pay its respects on Remembrance Day

Five official Remembrance Day services will take place across the borough this year on Sunday, November 11.

Every year millions of people across the country take part in Remembrance services or mark the day with a two-minute silence.

People of all ages, religions and nationalities are invited to take part in the service to remember those who died during conflicts as well as honouring all those who have served.

Mayor of Lambeth, Councillor Clive Bennett, said: “As a London borough fielding yet again an impressive number of parades and remembrance services, Lambeth can be justly proud of its commitment to the fallen; men and women across all ethnicities and beliefs who gave their lives in protecting a nation and its people.

“I look forward to attending, together with the Mayoress and our Deputy Lieutenant, five locations as First Citizen and Mayor for Lambeth and its communities.”

November 11 is the chosen date as it commemorates the armistice signed between the World War I allies and Germany which took effect at 11am on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” in 1918.

In Lambeth services will be held in Streatham, Kennington, West Norwood, Stockwell and Brixton. Lambeth Councillors will be attending all services.

Acts of Remembrance will take place at:

• Albert Carr Gardens War Memorial at the corner of Streatham High Road and Streatham Common Northside from 10.30am.

• Kennington Park War Memorial – A procession will leave Doddington Grove and Braganza Street, SE17 at 10.30am and march to Kennington Park War Memorial for an 11am service and wreath laying ceremony.

• Vincennes War Memorial in Hamilton Road, West Norwood from 3pm

• Stockwell Clock Memorial, near Stockwell Tube Station from  11am

• Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton Hill, Brixton meeting outside Brixton Library in Windrush Square at 9am.

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