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Barking and Dagenham’s Remembrance Weekend memorial events

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Barking and Dagenham will remember those who died in the line of duty and made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms, with a series of remembrance events taking place across the borough from 8 to 11 November.

On Friday 8 November the Dagenham Royal Naval Association will be holding an event at the War Memorial in Dagenham Village at 10.30am, with a second service on Saturday 9 November at 10.30am, at the War Memorial on the corner of the Heathway and Church Elm Lane.

There will be several events on Remembrance Day, Sunday 10 November, starting with a wreath laying service at the War Memorial in Barking Park at 10.00am. This will be followed by a parade through Barking Town Centre to St Margaret’s Church for a Remembrance service at 10.50am ahead of a two minutes silence at 11.00am. Refreshments will follow in the Church Hall after the service.

It’s important for us as a borough and as a community, to remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms. With a range of services throughout the weekend at a number of venues across the borough, people can pay their respects and reflect on those who did so much for us.

A service will also take place at Dagenham Parish Church on Church Lane, Dagenham at 10.50am, following a parade from the social club at the bottom of Rectory Road to the church at 10.30am. Guests are invited to return to the Social Club after the service for refreshments.

The Becontree Royal British Legion will also be holding a remembrance event at the Royal British Legion Chadwell Heath in Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, at 3.00pm.

On Monday 11 November, Armistice Day, the council will be holding a short service and two minutes silence, at the Job Drain Memorial Statue, adjacent to the Broadway Theatre in Barking.

Cllr Saima Ashraf, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Leadership and Engagement said: “It’s important for us as a borough and as a community, to remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms. With a range of services throughout the weekend at a number of venues across the borough, people can pay their respects and reflect on those who did so much for us.”

The full schedule of events is as follows:

Friday 8 November

10.30am    Dagenham Royal Naval Association will be holding a short service at the War Memorial at Dagenham Village, Church Street, Dagenham.

Saturday 9 November

10.30am    The Dagenham Branch of the Royal Naval Association will be holding a short service at the War Memorial on the corner of the Heathway and Church Elm Lane.

Sunday 10 November

10.00am    Wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial in Barking Park at 10am (Attendees are requested to arrive by 9.45am).
10.20am    Barking and Dagenham Council Remembrance Parade – This will leave Barking Park at 10.20am and will walk through Barking Town Centre to arrive at St. Margaret’s Church for the service at 10.50am, with a 2 minutes silence at 11.00am. (Guests who do not want to participate in the parade from Barking Park are requested to join at the Church at 10.45am).
10.50am    Remembrance Service at St. Margaret’s Church
11.40am    After the Church service refreshments will be served in the hall at St Margaret’s Church.
10.50am    Dagenham Parish Church Remembrance Service will take place at the Parish Church on Church Lane at 10.50am. (Guests who want to participate in a parade that will march from the Social Club at the bottom of Rectory Road to the Church should assemble at the Club by 10.30am.) A two-minute silence will be held at the church at 11.00am. After the service refreshments will be served at the social club on Rectory Road
3.00pm    A Becontree Royal British Legion service will commence at 3pm at the Royal British Legion Chadwell Heath, 541 Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, for one hour followed by refreshments.

Monday 11 November

11.00am    Barking and Dagenham Council will be holding a short service at the Job Drain Memorial Statue, adjacent to the Broadway Theatre in Barking. (Attendees are requested to arrive by 10.45am).
 

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