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Remembrance week to be marked in Islington

Islington will honour those who lost their lives in two world wars and more than 70 other conflicts with several Remembrance events in November.

Hundreds are expected to attend Islington's largest annual civic event, a Remembrance Sunday parade and inter-faith service taking place on Sunday, 8 November.

The parade along Upper Street starts at 10am at Highbury Corner.

At the Town Hall the Mayor of Islington Cllr Richard Greening and other officials will join the parade, which will continue to Islington Green, Angel, for an inter-faith service starting at 10.40am.

A two-minute silence will take place at 11am and wreaths will be laid.

Two other services take place later that day for people to pay their respects, at the Spa Green War Memorial in Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, at 12noon, and a Remembrance community event at 1.30pm by the War Memorial Arch in Royal Northern Gardens, Holloway.

Before this, a Remembrance event at Islington & St Pancras Cemetery in East Finchley takes place on Thursday, 5 November at 10.30am.

The Mayor of Islington and Sheriff of Islington Colonel Brian Kay will lay a poppy wreath at the Islington war memorial, and Islington Council leader Cllr Richard Watts and its chief executive Lesley Seary will lay a floral wreath at the civilian memorial.

Cllr Richard Watts, leader of Islington Council, said: “More than a century on from the outbreak of the First World War, many of those who served have descendants now living in Islington.

“The Remembrance week events offer an opportunity for us to stop and give thanks to those killed in dozens of conflicts around the world ever since, and the sacrifices made by Islington's own service men and women.

"Please join us at one of the events across the borough or at Islington & St Pancras Cemetery.”

Members of the Islington Veterans Association, as well as the Mayor of Islington and senior council staff, will also gather in the forecourt of the Town Hall to observe a two-minute silence at 11am on Wednesday, 11 November, the time and date of the end of the First World War.