Wednesday, 11 November 2015


Here are a few pictures taken today of local parades to commemorate Armistice Day.

The first took place in Morrison's supermarket in Thamesmead at 11:00am. The management and staff at Morrison's were brilliant and looked after us very well during the poppy campaign. They provided tea and coffee for the hard working volunteers and did all the counting of the contents of the collection tins thereby making life much easier for the British Legion committee who would have had to do the counting themselves.

Also, the customers have been extremely generous this year. The total has not yet been disclosed but it will be around the £16,000 mark which is £4,000 more than last year.

The second commemoration took place at 3:00pm by the clock tower where a memorial plaque was recently erected. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Greenwich attended along with Teresa Pearce MP and representatives from Peabody, Thamesmead Town Football Club and the Royal British Legion. 

Other parties were also present but as I am new to all this parade stuff, I wasn't able to identify them all. These and all the other pictures I took will be passed to the Thamesmead and Abbey Wood branch of the RBL and they will be able to put names to all the faces. I will edit this post when I get them.

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