Islington Mayor to lead remembrance service
By poppy_smith | Thursday, November 01, 2012, 21:03
Islington Mayor Jilani Chowdhury will lead Islington's acts of Remembrance on Armistice Day, Sunday 11 November.
The borough's largest annual parade is expected to draw over 1,000 people with Police stopping traffic on Upper Street, N1 for the two minutes' silence.
The Remembrance Day Parade leaves Highbury Corner at 10.00am headed by the Holloway Adventurers and Pathfinders Drum Corps stopping at the Town Hall where Council leader Catherine West, councillors, non/service organisations, Council Chief Executive Lesley Seary and borough Deputy Lieutenant Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes will join the Mayoral Party.
The procession will then walk down Upper Street towards Islington Memorial Green where there will be an Inter-faith Service at 10.40am. Following the two minutes' silence at 11am, wreaths will be laid at the war memorial. Islington residents are invited to attend.
The procession is one of four Islington events taking place within and beyond the borough to mark the 94th anniversary of the end of conflict in the First World War.
The first event of Remembrance week is a wreath-laying ceremony at the Civilian and Military War Memorials at Camden and Islington Cemetery in East Finchley, at 10.30am on Thursday 8 November, led by the Mayor Jilani Chowdhury, The Sheriff of Islington Col.Brian Kay, Council Chief Executive Lesley Seary and councillors.
The Mayor will lay a poppy wreath on the war memorial and a floral wreath on the civilian memorial.
Further Remembrance Sunday events will take place at the War Memorial at Spa Green, EC1 at 11.40am and at 2pm at the WWI Memorial Arch at Manor Gardens, N7.
Cllr Jilani Chowdhury, Mayor of Islington said: "It is an honour for me to represent all of Islington's residents in these acts of Remembrance.
"Please join us at one of the three events across the borough or at Camden and Islington Cemetery in East Finchley."