Hackney gets ready to remember

Poppy field

Hackney residents are invited to pay their respects on Sunday (8 November) to all the servicemen, women and civilians who lost their lives serving their country.

The commemorations begin at 10.15am outside the Town Hall where a parade of 600 representatives, including members of the Royal British Legion, other representatives of the services and youth and will be led by the Speaker of Hackney, Cllr Sade Etti, will make its way to St John at Hackney Church Cenotaph for a wreath-laying ceremony.

At 11am the bugle will sound the Last Post marking the start of the two-minute silence; followed by the Remembrance Service ceremony at the church.

Afterwards the parade will perform the traditional march-past and salute outside Hackney Town Hall at around 12.40pm.

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the First World War’s official armistice, which came about on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.