A look back at a weekend of solemn remembrance in Southwark

News Desk (15 November, 2017)

Photographic highlights of services held at the West Lane and Borough High Street war memorials

20076Remembrance Sunday service in Borough High Street (Credit: Rehan Jamil)

Crowds gathered at war memorials across the borough to pay their respects on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

Veterans, politicians and clergymen joined the biggest gatherings at the West Lane memorial on Saturday, and in Borough High Street on Sunday.

Saturday’s service was led by the Right Reverend Jonathan Baker, Bishop of Fulham, and the mayor of Southwark Charlie Smith.

The West Lane war memorial Armistice Day service; photo by Owen Sheppard

Former mayor Bill Skelly lays a wreath at the West Lane war memorial Armistice Day service; photo by Owen Sheppard

Armistice Day service in West Lane; photo by Owen Sheppard

Armistice Day service in West Lane; photo by Owen Sheppard

Wreaths were laid by council leader Peter John, deputy leader Stephanie Cryan, and MPs Neil Coyle and Helen Hayes. Former Liberal Democrat MP Simon Hughes and Southwark Lib Dems leader councillor Anood Al-Samerai also joined. They were followed by RAF veterans and representatives of the police and London Fire Brigade.

The gathering at West Lane was said to have been the biggest turnout it has ever had.

Remembrance Sunday service in Borough High Street (Credit: Rehan Jamil)

Sunday’s service was attended by MPs Neil Coyle and Harriet Harman and Cllrs John and Cryan. Councillor Damian O’Brien represented the Lib Dems, joined by Simon Hughes.

Borough commanders Simon Messinger (Southwark police) and Neil Chisholm (fire brigade) laid wreaths, along with Colonel Simon Duckworth.

Remembrance Sunday service in Borough High Street (Credit: Rehan Jamil)

Services were also held at Southwark Cathedral, St George’s Cathedral, Kennington Park, Dulwich College, Lordship Lane, Wells Way, the Soviet War Memorial at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Camberwell Green, St Stephen’s Church, and St Giles Church.

Remembrance Sunday service in Borough High Street (Credit: Rehan Jamil)

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