Leader unveils Redbridge Community Commemoration Banner on Town Hall

Published: 7 November 2018

Today Leader of Redbridge Council, Cllr Jas Athwal unveiled the special knitted poppy banner marking the centenary of the end of the First World War on Remembrance Sunday in November.

Cllr Athwal last month called on residents and staff from across the Redbridge community to help create the display of knitted poppies which now adorn front of the Town Hall in Ilford.

Cllr Athwal said “The response from people was tremendous, and we are still receiving many each day which are being used to make another display.”

“We’ve had residents sending in knitted poppies as tributes for family members that lost their lives in the conflict as well as other members of the community just wanting to contribute and commemorate this important day”

“It’s important to remember that exactly 100 years to the day that peace was declared after the long four years of war against Germany which killed 16 million people from across the world on both sides.”

This small but significant gift by the people of Redbridge can be seen on the front of the Town Hall until November 16.

Remembrance day is this Sunday 11th November and commemoration services are being held across the borough and details can be found here.

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