Remembering our fallen in lockdown

Kevin Quinn (11 November, 2020)

Here is a selection of photos sent to us this Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day


Mayor of Southwark, councillor Barrie Hargrove, visited memorials across Southwark to pay his respects.

In lieu of a parade and service usually held to mark Remembrance Sunday, this year Alleyn’s school held a socially distanced event in its Great Hall along with pupils and staff from James Allen’s Girls’ School and Dulwich College. Led by Reverend Lander, the service saw Major Benest represent the Combined Cadet Force contingents of the three schools.  Wreaths were placed by a regimental drum from the First World War’s 21st (First Surrey Rifles) Battalion; headquartered in Camberwell’s Flodden Road.

16th Bermondsey Scout Group leader, Megan, visited West Lane where she live streamed the two minute silence and wreath laying to her fellow scouts, beavers and cubs. The youngsters also joined a special event held via Zoom, involving a group discussion about the effect of war on children.

Pupils from English Martyrs RC Primary in Walworth were hard at work all week making these beautiful poppy displays to mark the Remembrance Sunday and held a two minute silence  on 11th of November

Wreaths outside St Stephen’s Church in Dulwich’s College Road, which held an outdoor and socially distanced service on Sunday, live-streamed for those unable to attend in person

Harriet Harman attended a special live streamed service at Southwark Cathedral. Among those to give readings was congregation member Paddy Gormley, who chose First Letter of Paul to the Thessalonians


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