Remembrance Day in Brixton’s Windrush Square

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West Indian Association of Service Personnel (WASP) parade in Windrush Square last year

West Indian Association of Service Personnel (WASP) parade in Windrush Square last year

Brixton’s Windrush Square will host an inaugural Remembrance Day Heroes Parade on Sunday (12 November). Lambeth council leader Lib Peck, mayor Marcia Cameron, Baroness Howells and veterans and serving personnel are due to take part. A wreath-laying ceremony will take place from 1 to 2pm at the African Caribbean war memorial with a choir and a bugle call to begin a two-minute silence.

The ceremony will be hosted by Jak Beula, who designed the memorial and worked tirelessly to see its find its place in Windrush Square, and Nairobi Thompson, the grandniece of First World War hero Walter Tull.

Earlier, Stockwell memorial gardens will be the scene for a remembrance service and wreath laying ceremony. After a two-minute silence at 11am, a short service will be conducted by the Rev Erica Wooff of the Stockwell parish of St Andrew and St Michael.

There will also be ceremonies at the Albert Carr Gardens War Memorial, on the corner of the High Road and Streatham Common Northside, SW16 (10.30am); a service and wreath laying at Kennington Park War Memorial, after a parade starting at 10.35 am from the junction of Braganza Street/Doddington Grove to arrive at the Kennington memorial at 11am; the SOE Agents Monument, Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 (between Lambeth Palace and the Thames) at 10.40am; and Vincennes War Memorial, Hamilton Road, SE27 at 3pm.



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