Rosendale schoolchildren mark Armistice Day
Schoolchildren, residents and church representatives gathered at the Rosendale Road estate on Armistice Day, for an Act of Remembrance.
Year 5 pupils from Rosendale Primary school took part in a ceremony to commemorate the First World War centenary, and remember those who gave their lives in conflict.
The remembrance was organised by All Saints Church (West Dulwich), in partnership with the Tenants’ Association
Rosendale Road is home to two war memorials marking both military and civilian deaths in wartime on Peabody estates. This includes a Lych gate listing the names of 35 men from the estate who died on active service in WW1. There is also a memorial plaque in honour of three residents killed on the estate during World War Two.
All Saints clergy, Gill O’Neill and David Stephenson led the service of readings, prayers and the traditional two-minute silence
David said "I am delighted that children from Rosendale School were able to join us, along with people who have lived in this community for many years. That we are such a diverse group is a wonderful sign of hope."
Following the Act of Remembrance, poppy wreaths were placed at the foot of the memorial.
We commerate World War One here and look at its impact on our residents and communities.
Our records show that by 1916 there were 2,637 Peabody residents serving with the armed forces. We believe 350–400 died on active service.