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Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2016

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Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday were observed at war memorials around SE1.

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2016
The war memorial in Borough High Street
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2016
Fr Christopher Pearson with servers from the Church of the Most Precious Blood
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2016
The Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Kath Whittam, was accompanied by representatives from the town of Clichy, Southwark's twin town in France
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2016
Former MP Sir Simon Hughes was among those who laid wreaths at the Borough War Memorial
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2016
Neil Coyle MP at the Soviet War Memorial in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2016
New lighting has been installed around the railway war memorial at London Bridge Station
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2016
MV Havengore on its way to Westminster on Armistice Day

The centre of the local commemorations was the Southwark civic ceremony at the borough War Memorial in Borough High Street on Sunday morning.

This year's service was led by Fr Christopher Pearson of the Church of the Most Precious Blood.

Later, civic dignitaries gathered at the Soviet War Memorial in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park where the chargé d'affaires from the Russian Embassy led the diplomatic representatives of former Soviet republics.

Another Sunday morning wreath-laying ceremony was held at the memorial outside St George's Cathedral.

Cllr Ben Kind represented local residents at the Special Operations Executive memorial on Albert Embankment.

On Friday, Tower Bridge was raised for the Havengore which travelled up the river for its annual Armistice Day service on the Thames near Westminster Bridge.

Staff, traders and customers at Borough Market gathered at the market bell to observe the 11am silence on Friday.

Meanwhile staff and students of King's College London assembled at the Memorial Arch at Guy's Hospital where wreaths were laid.

Wreaths were also placed at the newly relocated war memorial at London Bridge Station – commemorating railway staff killed in the two world wars.

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