Merton Will Remember The Fallen
Poppy Day services in the borough
Merton will hold a series of remembrance services across the borough - including one at Wimbledon War Memorial in the Village - as part of Armistice Day.
A Civic event will be held on Friday November 9 at 10.50am at the Clock Tower, Fair Green, Mitcham and outside the Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, with the Mayor, Councillor David Williams, Deputy Mayor, Councillor John Bowcott, the leaders of all political parties and Merton’s chief executive attending.
On Sunday November 11, services of Remembrance will be held across Merton with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor attending.
- Nelson Hospital Forecourt, Kingston Road, 9am. The Mayor of Merton will be attending along with Civic Representatives, Royal British Legion, Representatives from The Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and The Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust.
- St Lawrence's Church, London Road, Morden, 10.30am where a wreath laying ceremony at the church Lychgate, the Morden War Memorial. Members of the Morden and District Branch of the Royal British Legion, together with cadets from Morden 43F Air Training Corps.
- Mitcham War Memorial, Lower Green West, Mitcham, 10.40am. The Deputy Mayor of Merton will be attending along with Civic Representatives, members of organisations within the borough and members of the Mitcham Branch of the Royal British Legion. After the service the Deputy Mayor will take the salute.
- Wimbledon War Memorial, Wimbledon Village, 10.40am. The Mayor of Merton and The Rt Hon Sir John Wheeler JP DL will be attending along with Civic Representatives, members of organisations in the borough and members of the Wimbledon branch of the Royal British Legion.
Mayor of Merton, Councillor David Williams said: "I hope all residents and local people can attend a service closest to them to pay tribute to the millions of men and women who lost their lives during the two world wars. We also remember those who are still overseas and those who have fallen in the recent conflicts."
October 1, 2012