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Every year Havering remembers those who have fallen on Remembrance Sunday.

Remembrance events

Sadly, Remembrance Sunday was commemorated across the borough in a different way in 2020 due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

We encouraged you to ‘Remember at Home’.

The annual Romford Remembrance Sunday parade and service did not take place.

Instead, it was replaced by a pre-recorded, ceremony in partnership with the Romford Royal British Legion (RBL).

Despite the changes, you could still mark the day appropriately by taking part in a ‘Remember at Home’ activity, whether that was watching the pre-recorded ceremony, pausing for the Two Minute Silence, or by placing a poppy in your window or wreaths on your door.

Our crafts tutor put together this ‘How to’ make your own poppy wreath tutorial.

You can also read some of our remembrance day 2020 messages from residents.

2018 was the 100th anniversary of the Armistice at the end of the First World War and we supported a campaign called “There But Not There”.

Large six foot high silhouettes of a British soldier from the First World War was placed at locations across the UK to remind people of the enormous sacrifice made by servicemen and women in that conflict. 

The "Tommy" silhouettes were placed at a number of locations in the borough until the end of 2018

A plaque was placed alongside the silhouette explaining the campaign. "Tommy" was also used to highlight our Remembrance Sunday services, parades and a beacon lighting event on 11 November 2018.

View our Flickr gallery of Tommy images

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