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Marking the end of World War 1 – 100 years on

Mon 29 Oct 2018
Ealing will be marking the centenary of the end of the First World War leading up to and following Armistice Day on 11 November.

There will be Remembrance Day Poppy Crafts at Southall Library, on Saturday 3 November 2018 from 2pm to 3pm. Admission is free.

Remembrance services will be taking place across the borough. Ealing will also be joining others across the country in lighting a flame of remembrance in the evening of 11 November 2018.

The Green, Southall. Attended by immediate past mayor, Councillor Simon Woodroofe and Southall councillors. Two minute silence will be observed at 11am. Those attending will be invited to parade through King Street into St John's Church in Church Road to a service.

There but not there. Three wire framed statues will be placed to commemorate and remember those killed. They are part of the 'There but not there' art installation across the UK and are a representative figure of a First World War Tommie. These transparent silhouettes will be installed where the men and women came from across the country, back in the communities they left behind. They will be placed at the locations below and will remain in place for the centenary year:

  • Ealing Town Hall
  • Southall Town Hall
  • Acton Library

Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council said: "When you look at the many, many names carved into the borough's war memorials it brings home to you how much of a sacrifice they made on behalf of their country. Every year, Remembrance Day is a chance to honour and respect that sacrifice, both then and now. But with this being the centenary year of the end of the First World War, I feel the sacrifice made is even more poignant."

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