Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Remembrance Day in Eltham, 2010

This Sunday 14 November Eltham marks Remembrance Day:
10.45am - Organised by the Eltham & Well Hall Branch of the Royal British Legion, a parade of war veterans, ex-service groups and youth organisations will make their way through Eltham High Street to the Eltham War Memorial at the junction of Eltham Hill and Eltham High Street. A two minute silence will then take place at 11am, followed by a Remembrance Day service inside St John’s Church, Eltham Hill, Eltham, SE9 (photo left).
You might be interested to read about one man's horticultural quest to look after what has become Eltham's local War Memorial at the boundary wall of a historic church in Eltham, St. John's - see Russell Bowes' Project 'Remembrance' site.

I was interested last night to catch part of a BBC documentary on 'Remembrance: The Sikh Story' - a programme "examining why followers of the Sikh religion were marked out as a 'martial race' under the British Empire, and how Sikh soldiers fought for Britain in two world wars". I just wish I could locate round the house somewhere a treasured (but sadly ink stained) sepia photo of my uniformed grandfather (an Indian Sikh) proudly posing with his fellow Allied soldiers in Burma during WW2 (it was why my mother happens to have been born in Rangoon, Burma...)

Other Remembrance Day events in the London Borough of Greenwich here.

More London-wide Remembrance events at Visit London.


Anonymous said...

You must locate that photograph and have it restored and framed. I'd love to see it.

raven said...

We will get searching! Rx