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Remembrance Sunday 2014: pictures & audio

The Mayor of Southwark and representatives of local organisations laid wreaths at the Borough War Memorial in Borough High Street on Sunday morning.

Remembrance Sunday 2014: pictures & audio
The parade in Borough High Street
Remembrance Sunday 2014: pictures & audio
Very Revd Andrew Nunn welcomed the congregation
Remembrance Sunday 2014: pictures & audio
Pandit Sunil Pathak, spiritual advisor to the Mayor of Southwark
Remembrance Sunday 2014: pictures & audio
Army reservist Major Denise Capstick - former Mayor of Southwark - read a poem during the ceremony
Remembrance Sunday 2014: pictures & audio
Harriet Harman MP, Dame Tessa Jowell MP and Simon Hughes MP
Remembrance Sunday 2014: pictures & audio
Ch Supt Zander Gibson, Southwark borough police commander
Remembrance Sunday 2014: pictures & audio
Pupils from St Joseph's RC Primary School took part in the ceremony
Remembrance Sunday 2014: pictures & audio
Wreaths at the memorial in Borough High Street
Remembrance Sunday 2014: pictures & audio
Mayor of Southwark Cllr Sunil Chopra addresses the gathering at the Soviet War Memorial
Remembrance Sunday 2014: pictures & audio
Simon Hughes MP speaking at the Soviet War Memorial
Remembrance Sunday 2014: pictures & audio
Soviet War Memorial
Remembrance Sunday 2014: pictures & audio
Manuel Allamellou, deputy mayor of Clichy-la-Garenne with which Southwark is twinned
Remembrance Sunday 2014: pictures & audio
Simon Hughes MP chats with Russian ambassador Alexander Yakovenko after the act of remembrance

For many years the former town hall in Walworth Road was the focus of the borough's Remembrance Sunday observances but the fire at that building in 2013 means that Borough High Street now hosts the main civic gathering.

The St Saviour's war memorial was rededicated earlier this year after restoration work.

The service was led by Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark, together with Fr Christopher Pearson from the Church of the Precious Blood and Revd Jonathan Sedgwick from St George the Martyr.

Pandit Sunil Pathak, spiritual advisor to Mayor of Southwark Sunil Chopra, read from the Old Testament.

Wreaths were laid by the Mayor, deputy lieutenant Jenny Bianco, representatives of the emergency services and Southwark coroner Dr Andrew Harris.

MPs Simon Hughes, Harriet Harman and Dame Tessa Jowell took part in the ceremony, along with leaders of the the three party groups on the council.

Council staff were represented by Duncan Whitfield, strategic director of finance and corporate services.

After the Borough High Street event the civic party moved to Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park for an act of remembrance at the Soviet War Memorial.

Wreaths were laid by Southwark civic representatives and diplomats from the former Soviet republics.

Manuel Allamellou, deputy mayor of Clichy-la-Garenne, represented Southwark's French twin town at Sunday's ceremonies.

At St George's Cathedral wreaths were laid by councillors Maria Linforth-Hall and Evelyn Akoto.

In the Anglican Southwark Cathedral, members of the Volunteer Police Cadets took part in the Remembrance Sunday Choral Eucharist.

Cllr Ben Kind joined the congregation of St John's Waterloo for the wreath-laying at the war memorial outside the church.

On Albert Embankment Cllr Jennifer Mosley laid a wreath in front of the bust of Violette Szabo.


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