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Memorial events to be held across Barking and Dagenham for Remembrance Day

The war memorial in Church Street, Dagenham (credit: Google Maps)

A number of memorial events are being held across Barking and Dagenham for Remembrance Day.

The services, taking place between Saturday, 7 and Wednesday, 11 November, are to remember those who sacrificed themselves in the line of duty.

The schedule includes services at the War Memorial opposite Dagenham Library and at Dagenham Parish Church in Church Lane.

A video of the leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, Cllr Darren Rodwell, visiting several memorials in the borough and holding a Remembrance service will also be published on the council’s website and Facebook page.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Leadership and Engagement, Cllr Saima Ashraf, said: “It’s important for us as a borough and as a community, to remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms.

“We know this year will have to be different, with limited events and not being able to hold a parade like we would normally. But we hope all our residents will pay their respects and reflect on those who did so much for us, safely and by adhering to government guidelines.”

The full schedule of events is as follows:

Saturday, 7 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, 8 November (Remembrance Sunday)

10.50am: Dagenham Parish Church Remembrance Service will take place at the Parish Church on Church Lane at 10.50am. A two-minute silence will be held at the church at 11.00am.

11.05am: The video montage of the wreath laying from the 31 October will be played on the council website and Facebook.

3.00pm: A Becontree Royal British Legion shortened service will commence at 3pm at the Royal British Legion Chadwell Heath, 541 Becontree Avenue, Dagenham.

Wednesday, 11 November (Armistice Day)

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

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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